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    I am trying and failing to wrap my head around this question ugh
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
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    I am trying and failing to wrap my head around this question ugh
    Find dx/du. Change the limits of integration. Write out the integral with the new limits and with dx/du du in place of dx, not putting things in terms of u right away, and see if anything cancels nicely. Then if you've done it right you need a simple "creative adding of zero" so to speak.
    lol no you don't you just do the fractions normally, I am very tired
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    I am trying and failing to wrap my head around this question ugh
    If u = 3-x^3 then \frac{du}{dx} = -3x^2 \Rightarrow \frac{dx}{du} = -\frac{1}{3x^2}

    Then your integral is: \displaystyle \int \frac{x^5}{3-x^2} \, \mathrm{d}x =  \int \frac{x^5}{3-x^2} \, \frac{dx}{du}\mathrm{d}u

    You can do that because you can pretend that the du's cancel so: \frac{dx}{du}du = dx.


    So, plugging in the relevant bits: \displaystyle \int \frac{x^5}{u} \times \frac{-1}{3x^2} \, \mathrm{d}u

    Then notice that \frac{x^5}{-3x^2} = -\frac{x^3}{3}

    and that u = 3-x^3 \Rightarrow x^3 = 3-u^2.
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    Find dx/du. Change the limits of integration. Write out the integral with the new limits and with dx/du du in place of dx, not putting things in terms of u right away, and see if anything cancels nicely. Then if you've done it right you need a simple "creative adding of zero" so to speak.
    lol no you don't you just do the fractions normally, I am very tired
    I found dx as 1/-3x^2 du

    The main issue I have is the fraction, I don't know how to substitute the x^5 on the numerator.

    -u+3 = x^3

    Should I multiply both parts by the power of 5/3?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
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    Use the subsitution  u = 3 - x^3....
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    (Original post by 16Characters....)
    Use the subsitution  u = 3 - x^3....
    I must be going blind! :lol: Thanks, I think I've edited it and it should be fixed. Embarrassing much...
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    I found dx as 1/-3x^2 du

    The main issue I have is the fraction, I don't know how to substitute the x^5 on the numerator.

    -u+3 = x^3

    Should I multiply both parts by the power of 5/3?
    No, it cancels in the integral with the dx/du to give you something you can express more easily
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    No, it cancels in the integral with the dx/du to give you something you can express more easily
    I got down to u-3/3u

    Damn that looks a lot more doable.
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    I got down to u-3/3u

    Damn that looks a lot more doable.
    think that's right
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    think that's right

    am I too late?
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    am I too late?
    It would appear so
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    It would appear so
    my new catchphrase ...
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    Ooh looks fun, but IM LATE IM LATE FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE!
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