MATH101 April 2017
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Question 02 (b)
Which of the following substitutions is most helpful in evaluating the integral
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Use the identity to simplify the inside of the square root.
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We want an expression that simplifies the one on the square root.
Note that , thus one of the expressions with a -1 on it will help us get rid of terms. The standard trigonometric identity with and is . Note that if we substitute the expression on the inside of the square root becomes
and this greatly simplifies the expression on the square root.