# Homework Help: Integration y=10/x^2 question

1. Apr 22, 2006

### dan greig

I have a question asking me to find the area under a curve, the curve is,

y=10/x^2

I know the process to find the area but I can't find how to integrate the fraction, some help would be appreciated,

thanks, dan

2. Apr 22, 2006

### HallsofIvy

Are you aware that $\int x^n dx= \frac{1}{n+1}x^{n+1}+ C$?

Are you aware that $\frac{1}{x^2}= x^{-2}$?