Integration using substitution

Homework Statement

Integrate: 6/(1+sqrt(7x))dx

Homework Equations

the hint was that u^2=7x

The Attempt at a Solution

by substituting u, i got the antiderivative of (12/7)(u/(1+u))du so i substituted again and ended up getting 12/7(1+sqrt(7x)-ln(sqrt(7x)+1)) but apparently thats wrong. please help!

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Mark44
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Assuming that your work is correct in getting to an integrand of (12/7) u/(1 + u) * du, divide u by 1 + u using polynomial long division.

wouldnt it be easier to substitute another letter like w for 1+u instead? although this did not give me the right number. i dont really get how to divide u by (1+u)

Mark44
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Mark44
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Actually, I don't see anything wrong with your answer: 12/7(1+sqrt(7x)-ln(sqrt(7x)+1))
except that it is missing the constant of integration.
I get 12/7(sqrt(7x)-ln(sqrt(7x)+1)) + C, which differs from yours by a constant.

thank you very much! i actually can't put the +C because i have to put it in online but i changed my answer to what you had which differed from mine by the +1 i had and it said I as correct