After learning a few more techniques at integration and practicing the books thrown me in the deep end, giving me 50 integration questions with usually no clue of what method to use >_<. Here's one i'm stuck on, and my working thus far: Integrate with respect to x: x^2/(x-2) dx I rewrote it as: x^2.(x-2)^-1 I then tried to use integration by parts, thinking that eventually i would be able to bring the x^2 down to 2, and produce an integral i could solve. V = x^2, dv/dx = 2x, du = (x-2)^-1, u = ln[x-2]. So: x^2ln[x-2] - integral of (2xln[x-2]) So i thought i would need to use integration by parts again, to solve the above integral and bring the 2x to a 2. Integral of (2xln[x-2]) v = 2x, dv/dx = 2, du = ln[x-2], u = ?, where's where i'm having problems, i've tried using integration by parts again to calculate ln[x-2] but simply can't do it, as the new expression is becoming constantly more difficult. I thought about substitution, but i would need to take u = x^2, with du/dx as 2x, however, this would only produce u/(du/dx - 2) dx, which isn't going anywhere. Some help would be much appreciated. Thanks.