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What technique of integration to use here?

  1. Jan 1, 2009 #1
    hey, this isn't really a homework problem but I have this integral that I can't solve cause i haven't studied techniques of integration.

    Any suggesstions

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  3. Jan 1, 2009 #2


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    First you want to complete the square inside of the square root. You'll get something like a*(x+b)^2-c. Then do a trig substitution like c*sec(u)^2=a*(x+b)^2. Try it.
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