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I have this integral: ∫((1/2)/(2x-1))dx.

The first time, I did like this: ∫((1/2)/(2x-1))dx = (1/2)∫(1/(2x-1))dx. If I set u = 2x-1, then du = 2dx, so I can rewrite (1/2)∫(1/(2x-1))dx as (1/2)*(1/2)∫(1/u)du = 1/4∫(1/u)du = 1/4ln|u| = 1/4ln|2x-1|.

But when I do like this (I cannot see what im doing wrong) ∫((1/2)/(2x-1))dx = ∫(1/(4x-2)dx and set u = 4x-2, so du = 4dx, I can rewrite it as 1/4∫(1/u)du = 1/4ln|u| = 1/4ln|4x-2|. What am I doing wrong??

Please help me out! Thanks!