# Homework Help: How to integrate to get velocity

1. Jan 20, 2016

### Pen1460

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a = 5 / (3s^(1/3) + s^(5/2))
I don't know if I can do partial fractions on this one, or maybe i'm just doing it wrong.

2. Jan 20, 2016

### SteamKing

Staff Emeritus
Gee, we don't know, either.

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3. Jan 20, 2016

### Ray Vickson

What is 's'?

4. Jan 20, 2016

### HallsofIvy

Are you saying that the problem is to integrate $\int\frac{5}{3s^{1/3}+ s^{5/2}}ds$?

5. Jan 20, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

Maybe you are doing it wrong. If you had included the complete problem statement, we might have a better idea about where you might have gone astray.

6. Jan 21, 2016

### dirk_mec1

7. Jan 21, 2016

### Ray Vickson

That depends on what "s" means. I asked the OP about that but have received no reply. Is s = time? Is s = distance? It makes a genuine difference to the solution.

8. Jan 22, 2016

### dirk_mec1

Yes, you're right Ray.

9. Jan 22, 2016

### nuuskur

I imagine we have to read the rest of the problem from the stars and tarot cards.