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a1ccook

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## Homework Statement

Ok, the problem is there are two curves and I need to find out which is shorter. I can't find the first one so I'll just post that. The other should be easy after I learn how to get this one.

## Homework Equations

The first curve is:

## The Attempt at a Solution

I used the formula

I've also seen some similar problems to this where people recommended trig substitutions. I tried substituting tan u in which gave me sec^2 u under the radical. If I go that route, I don't know the integral of sec or how you could carry on. The other way I thought you could do this was to just simplify (from the last picture I posted) and try to integrate that... but that would be rough. Any tips?