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Homework Help: Just started Antiderivatives Help?

  1. Jan 17, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    ind the Antiderivative of: (x^3-1)/(x-1). All is known is the integration formulas (i.e. ∫sinx = -cosx+c)

    2. Relevant equations
    Integration Formulas the most complicated being ∫cscx dx= -ln(cscx+cotx)+c

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried doing (x^3/x-1) -(1/x-1), but now I'm stuck I don't really know what to do next

    Thank you in advance for your time :) !
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  3. Jan 17, 2015 #2


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    Have you tried factoring the numerator?
  4. Jan 17, 2015 #3
    Oh! I didn't think about it!http://picardfacepalm.com/updown.gif [Broken] Thank you! I tried it and it works!
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