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Homework Help: How i solve this indefinite integral?

  1. Apr 18, 2015 #1
    I know that this integral is solved by the sustitution method

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried converting the integral to the form of Arctanx, but that x2 on the numerator ruined everything. Thanks
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  3. Apr 18, 2015 #2


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    Please show us the substitution you used, which sounds like a trig substitution.
  4. Apr 18, 2015 #3
    I tried to made the integral to the form ∫dx/x2+1 so that their solution is something like arctanx
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  5. Apr 18, 2015 #4


    Staff: Mentor

    I figured you did something like that, but that isn't what I asked you for. Please show me your substitution.
  6. Apr 19, 2015 #5


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    Did you not notice that the numerator and denominator have the same degree?

    [tex]\frac{2x^2}{2x^2+ 1}= 1- \frac{1}{2x^2+ 1}[/tex]
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