Troubles with an antiderivative

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Homework Statement:
the book shows a solution that i m not getting
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i attached the file (word file) please check it out tell me if i am right or wrong
please tell me if i am right or wrong
 

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the book shows a solution that i m not getting
Differentiate your solution. Is the result you get equal to the integrand? If so, your work is correct.
Differentiate the book's solution. Is the result equal to the integrand? If so, the book's solution is correct.

Note that it is possible for two people to get two different antiderivatives, with both being correct. In such cases, the two antiderivatives differ by a constant.
 
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Your book is right:

https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=integral+u^2*(a+bu)^(1/2)+du

First mistake I saw in your solution is that you forgot the factor ##2## in the rule ##(a+b)^2=a^2+2ab+b^2## while expanding ##\left(\frac{v-a}{b}\right)^2##. I did not read further so it may contain further mistakes.
 
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