(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Evaluate the integral:

[tex]\int_{1}^2 \frac{4y^2 - 7y -12}{y(y+2)(y-3)}dy

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2. Relevant equations

None.

3. The attempt at a solution

[tex]\frac{4y^2 -7y -12}{y(y+2)(y-3)} = \frac{A}{y} + \frac{B}{y+2} + \frac{D}{y-3}[/tex]

[tex]y = 0: -12 = -6A \rightarrow A=2[/tex]

[tex]y = -2: 16 + 14 - 12 = 10B[/tex]

[tex]18 = 10B \rightarrow B = \frac{18}{10} = \frac{9}{5}[/tex]

[tex]y = 3: 36 - 21 -12 = 15D

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[tex]3 = 15D \rightarrow D = \frac{3}{15} = \frac{1}{5}[/tex]

=[tex]\int_{1}^2 \frac{2}{y} + \frac {\frac{9}{5}}{y + 2} + \frac{\frac{1}{5}}{y - 3} dy[/tex]

=[tex]2ln|y| + 9ln|5y+2| + ln|y - 3| ]_{1}^{2}[/tex]

[tex]2ln2 + 9ln12 - (9ln7 + ln2)[/tex]

[tex]ln2 + 9ln12 - 9ln7

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The correct answer is [tex]\frac {27}{5}ln2 - \frac{9}{5}ln3[/tex] but I cant see what I did wrong.

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