(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

[tex]\int_\frac{dx}{(4+x^2)^2}dx[/tex]

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

SO....I started by making [tex]x = 2*tan x[/tex] and [tex]dx = 2*sec(x)^2[/tex]. The x is supposed to be the 0 sign with the line through it, but I don't know how to make that.

I then made the equation [tex]\int \frac{2*sec(x)^2}{(4+2*tan(x)^2}*2*sec(x)^2[/tex]. I multiplied the two secants to get [tex]4*sec(x)^4[/tex] on the top, and then I turned the [tex]2*tan(x)^2[/tex] on the bottom into [tex]2*sec(x)^2-2[/tex]. The equation now looks like [tex]\int \frac{4*sec(x)^4}{(4+2*sec(x)^2-2}[/tex]. How does this simplify? I want to get rid of the [/tex]2*sec(x)^2[/tex] by dividing it with the top thing, but I don't think I can do that becaause of the -2 attached to it.

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