# Simple indefinite integral

1. Jun 13, 2009

### nissan4l0

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Solve the indefinite integral

2. Relevant equations
$$\int\frac{dy}{y(1-y)}$$

How do I best approach this problem? I have been stuck for hours!

2. Jun 13, 2009

### Cyosis

Use partial fractions. That is write 1/(y(1-y)) as:

$$\frac{a}{y}+\frac{b}{1-y}$$

and determine the constants a and b.

3. Jun 13, 2009

### nissan4l0

Ok, thank you! I am taking a differential equations class but I have forgotten about the method of partial fractions. I will relearn it, and I will post my solution shortly.

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