Integration by parts ln(x^2+14x+24)

  • #1

Homework Statement



∫ ln(x^2+14x+24)


Homework Equations



Integration by parts: ∫ udv = uv - ∫ vdu

The Attempt at a Solution



I chose u = ln(x^2+14x+24) and dv = dx therefore

du = 2x+14/x^2+14x+24 and v = x

Then once I substitute, I get:

∫ ln(x^2+14x+24) = xln(x^2+14x+24) - ∫ (x(2x+14))/x^2+14x+24

Now I can't figure out how to integrate ∫ (x(2x+14))/x^2+14x+24. I've tried multiplying out, factoring. I thought I might have to use integration by parts again but it's not working out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
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Try factoring
x^2+14x+24=(x+2)(x+12)
ln(ab)=ln(a)+ln(b)
 
  • #3
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for the method you used:

to integrate the remaining quotient, use long division and then partial fraction.

*by the way, you should put dx in your integral... some prof. take points off for that.
 
  • #4
Gib Z
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As they should, forgetting your differential is a crime!

And yes, christianjbs idea is quite easier
 
  • #5
Gib Z
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In fact, if you see ANY quadratic equation inside LN, factor it, even if the solutions are ugly. Makes things much easier.
 

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