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Question 04 (b) 

Evaluate the integral 
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Hint 1 

The substitution almost works... 
Hint 2 

For an alternative solution, use a trigonometric substitution. 
Hint 3 

As another alternative solution, rewrite the integrand as and apply integration by parts. 
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Solution 1 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. For the change of variable , we have So To write the remaining in terms of , we note that since we have . Thus 
Solution 2 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. This integral could be done with a trig substitution as well. We notice inside the square root that we have . This motivates a substitution so that we can make use of the identity With this substitution we also have Putting this into our integral where we have used the identity from above. This trig integral is of the form with m and n odd. We want to write this in a form that we can easily integrate. If we let then we have hope because we notice the derivative is also there. Making this substitution with we get We now have to substitute back, Therefore we get 
Solution 3 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. We apply integration by parts with and . Then and . Thus Note: The fastest way to confirm that this is the same answer as we get in the solutions above, check that they both simplify to . 
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