[tex] \int \frac{dx}{x \sqrt{x^2-4}} [/tex](adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

there are bounds to this problem but it is irrelevent since my problem is with the integration and not finding the limits.

this integral resembles that of arcsec(x) but im not sure how to deal with the -4.

is there any way to solve this with partial fractions? Or substitution, the squareroot in the denominator is throwing me off for some reason.

sorry for all the recent posts but im trying to teach myself the second part of calculus.

thanks for the help

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# Homework Help: Improper integral

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