# Thread: Integration: What is wrong with my method?

1. ## Integration: What is wrong with my method?

Hello, my name is Gina. I've been trying to do the following problem:

I have a hunch that my error has something to do with me not using exponents properly... but I'm not spotting it. I thought a fresh pair of eyes would help. ^_^

Anyway, if you could please tell me what I'm doing wrong with "my" method, I'd appreciate it.

Thank you,
Gina

2. You are treating the term $\frac{1}{x^2}$ as if it were a constant. The rule you are trying to use works when you have $a^2-x^2$ in the radical.

3. Ohhh! Heh, I wasn't aware that 'a' had to be a constant ... I thought any term would be fine. ^^; So silly of me.

THANK YOU!