# Re: Need help desperately - seems like a simple integral?

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Posted by Dartchen on August 29, 2002 at 15:21:48:

In Reply to: Re: Need help desperately - seems like a simple integral? posted by Ryan on August 29, 2002 at 14:52:22:

Good deal...I like seeing how other people would work the problem. I agree with the correction that gets us to 2* Integral u*tan(u)du. In your original solution based off of u^2 vs u there was a jump on the last step to a final solution. Which formula/rule did you use to get there and would it still apply if we use u vs u^2?

Thanks!

: CORRECTION
: 2u = dx

: 2* integral [ u tanu du]

: : ill give your prob. a try--> I have been teaching myself calculus so I am not sure if my answer is right....use your own judgement!

: : integral ( tan(x^1/2))

: : u= x^1/2
: : du = (1/2)x^(-1/2) dx
: : 2du = x^-1/2 dx
: : 2u^2 du = dx

: : 2* integral [( u^2)*(tan u ) du ]
: : 2 * (1/3)u^3 tan u + u^2 ln |sec u | + C

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