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MathGiven `dy/dx = 1/sqrt(4x^2) ` and `y(0) = pi` We have to find y. So we can write, `dy=dx/sqrt(4x^2)` Integrating both sides we have, `y=int dx/sqrt{4x^2)+C` Now let `x=2sint ` So, `dx=2cost...

MathComplete the square at the denominator: `x^4 + 2x^2 + 2 = (x^2)^2 + 2x^2 + 1 + 1 = (x^2 + 1)^2 + 1.` Now we see the substitution `y = x^2 + 1,` then `dy = 2x dx,` and the integral becomes `int...

MathWe have to evaluate the integral: `\int \frac{1}{(x1)\sqrt{x^22x}}dx` We can write the integral as: `\int \frac{1}{(x1)\sqrt{x^22x}}dx=\int \frac{1}{(x1)\sqrt{(x1)^21}}dx` Let `x1=t` So...

MathTo evaluate the given integral:` int 2/sqrt(x^2+4x)dx` , we may apply the basic integration property: `int c*f(x)dx= c int f(x)dx` . The integral becomes: `2 int dx/sqrt(x^2+4x)` We complete the...

MathBy completing the square and making simple substitution, we will reduce this integral to a table one. `x^24x = (x^2 + 4x + 4) + 4 = (x+2)^2 + 4 = 4  (x+2)^2.` Now make a substitution `y =...

MathWe have to evaluate the integral:`` `\int \frac{2x5}{x^2+2x+2}dx` We can write the integral as: `\int \frac{2x5}{x^2+2x+2}dx=\int\frac{2x5}{(x+1)^2+1}dx` Let `x+1=t` So, `dx=dt` Now we can write...

MathTo evaluate the given integral: `int_(2)^(2)(dx)/(x^2+4x+13)` , we follow the first fundamental theorem of calculus: If f is continuous on closed interval [a,b], we follow: ` int_a^bf(x)dx =...

MathTo be able to evaluate the given integral:` int_0^2 (dx)/(x^22x+2)` , we complete the square of the expression:`x^22x+2` . To complete the square, we add and subtract `(b/(2a))^2` . The...

MathRecall that `(arccos(x))' = 1/sqrt(1x^2)` and make the substitution `y = arccos(x),` then `dy = 1/sqrt(1x^2).` The limits of integration are from `arccos(0) = pi/2` to `arccos(1/sqrt(2)) =...

MathWe have to evaluate the definite integral: `\int_{0}^{1/\sqrt{2}}\frac{arc sinx}{\sqrt{1x^2}}dx` Let `t= arcsinx` Differentiating both sides we get, `\frac{1}{\sqrt{1x^2}}dx=dt`...

MathMake the substitution `u = sin(x),` then `du = cos(x) dx.` The integration limits for `u` are from `sin(0) = 0` to `sin(pi/2) = 1,` and the integral becomes `int_0^1 (du)/(1 + u^2) = arctan(1) ...

MathWe have to evaluate the integral: `\int_{\pi/2}^{\pi}\frac{sinx}{1+cos^2x}dx` Let `cosx=u` So, `sinx dx=du` When `x=\pi/2, u=0` `x=\pi, u=1` So we have,...

MathMake the substitution `y = e^(x),` then `dy = e^(x) dx` and `e^(2x) = y^2.` The limits of integrations for `y` become from `e^(ln2) = 1/e^(ln2) = 1/2` to `e^(ln4) = 1/e^(ln4) = 1/4.` The...

MathFor the given integral problem:` int_0^(ln(5))e^x/(1+e^(2x))dx` , it resembles the basic integration formula for inverse tangent: `int_a^b (du)/(u^2+c^2) = (1/c)arctan(u/c) _a^b` where we let:...

MathTo be able to solve for definite integral, we follow the first fundamental theorem of calculus: `int_a^b f(x) dx = F(x) +C` such that f is continuous and F is the antiderivative of f in a closed...

MathMake the substitution `u = sqrt(4x^2  9),` then `du = (4x)/sqrt(4x^2  9) dx.` Inversely, `dx =sqrt(4x^2  9)/(4x) du = u/(4x) du` and `4x^2 = u^2 + 9.` The limits of integration become from...

MathMake a substitution `y = 2x,` then `dy = 2 dx` and the limits of integration for `y` are from `0` to `3.` The integral becomes the table one: `int_0^3 1/(1+y^2) (dy)/2 = 1/2 (tan)^(1)(y) _(y=0)^3...