# Indefinite integral

1. Dec 6, 2007

### elitespart

1. $$\int$$(x$$^{2} + 5)^{3}dx$$

This is what the book gives as the answer
1/7x$$^{7}$$ + 3x$$^{5}$$ + 25x$$^{3}$$ + 125x + C

I got something way different. Where are they getting the 3x^5 and 25x^3 from? Thanks.

-v.b.

2. Dec 6, 2007

3. Dec 6, 2007

### elitespart

Oh, I got: 1/7x^7 + 125x but I distributed the power and started off with x^6 + 125 before anti deriving.

4. Dec 6, 2007

### Mothrog

That would be the problem. You didn't distribute the power correctly. What you did was

$$(x^2 + 5)^3 = (x^2)^3 + 5^3$$​

But that's not true. The correct way to expand the power is

$$(x^2 + 5)(x^2 + 5)(x^2 + 5)$$​

So, for example

$$(x+1)^2 = (x+1)(x+1) = x*x + 1*x + 1*x + 1*1 = x^2 + 2x + 1$$​

Not

$$(x+1)^2 = x^2 + 1^2$$​