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heradog
 2 years ago
I need help with this step by step
Evaluate the indefinite integral.
\int \frac{(\ln(x))^4}{x} dx
by substitution
heradog
 2 years ago
I need help with this step by step Evaluate the indefinite integral. \int \frac{(\ln(x))^4}{x} dx by substitution

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heradog
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\int\limits_{}^{}\frac{ \ln(x)^4 }{ x }dx\]

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2try \(u=ln(x), du =\frac{dx}{x}\) and you should get it in one step

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2visualize it as \[\int\frac{ \ln(x)^4 }{ x }dx=\int \ln^4(x)\frac{dx}{x}\]

heradog
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0pretend I'm a complete moron

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2are you familiar with "u  substitution"

SheldonEinstein
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\(\ln x^4\) Why \(\ln ^4 x\) @satellite73

heradog
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry, it's the whole thing to the 4th

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2it is the chain rule backwards

heradog
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I understand that you pick one component to make u and that the derivative of that needs to be in the function it's what you do with it that I can't figure out

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2first off, lets get the answer and see why it works. what do you get when you take the derivative of \(\ln^3(x)\) ? by the chain rule you get \(3\ln(x)\times \frac{1}{x}=\frac{3\ln^2(x)}{x}\)

SheldonEinstein
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok! \((\ln x)^4\) is what we have

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2this tells you \[\int\frac{3\ln^2(x)}{x}dx=\ln^3(x)\]

SheldonEinstein
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I would not interupt and let @satellite73 answer.

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so a usub is a way to undo the chain rule you have a composite function \(\ln^4(x)=(\ln(x))^4\) multiplied by the derivative of the "inside function" \(\frac{1}{x}\)

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2if you make the substitution \(u=\ln(x)\) then the derivative is \(\frac{1}{x}\) so the gimmick is to say \[u=\ln(x), du=\frac{1}{x}dx\]

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2then rewrite with only \(u\) terms and get \[\int u^4du\]

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2now the anti derivative is relatively easy it is \(\frac{u^5}{5}\)

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2putting the \(u=\ln(x)\) back we get \[\frac{\ln^5(x)}{5}\]

heradog
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0why over 5? that's where I got lost

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2check that this works by differentiation, and you will see that this is correct

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2oh, over 5 because the derivative of \(u^5\) is \(5u^4\) but you want \(u^4\) and not \(5u^4\) so you have to divide by \(5\) to get it

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2\[\int x^n dx =\frac{x^{n+1}}{n+1}\]

heradog
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm used to doing (1/5)u^5

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2check that the derivative of \[\frac{1}{5}\ln^5(x)\] is \[\frac{\ln^4(x)}{x}\] and you will see why the "u  substitution" works

SheldonEinstein
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I did like this : \[\int \cfrac{ [\ln x]^4 dx }{x} \] Put \(\cfrac{1}{5} [\ln x]^5 = u \) \(\int du = u + c\) = \(\cfrac{1}{5} [\ln x]^5 + C\) \(\implies \cfrac{[\ln x]^4 dx}{x} = du\) Is this also correct @satellite73 ?

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2it looks like you knew the answer at the start and then just said it look at this line \[\int du = u + c\] this says the integral is \(u\) which you knew at the beginning, probably by doing the u  sub in your head in other words, you knew what the answer was, but the u  sub is the way to get the answer

heradog
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0both of those really help! I'll try the next one and see what happens

satellite73
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2the entire problem is to figure out the \[\frac{1}{5}\ln^5(x)\] part

SheldonEinstein
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok! I got it. @heradog not me, @satellite73 was the one who helped. Best of luck for your journey and btw \(\mathbb{ I} \space \mathbb{LOVE} \space \mathbb{INTEGRALS} \)
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