How do i simplify this

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Homework Statement


sqrt(1+4t^2)


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The Attempt at a Solution


I'm not sure if this even can be simplified. If it can't be how would I integrate it?
 

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Tom Mattson
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Why would you want to simplify it? It's already perfectly set up for trig substitution.
 
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tiny-tim
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Hi jimbo71! :smile:

Hint: whenever you see a constant ± a square, it usually helps to try a trig substitution. :wink:
 

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