Find \int \frac{2 dx}{x^2-64}.

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Find \int \frac{2 dx}{x^2-64}.
(a) –log⁡\left |\frac{x+8}{x-8}\right |+C
(b) \frac{3}{2} log⁡\left |\frac{x+8}{x-8}\right |+C
(c) log⁡\left |\frac{x+8}{x-8}\right |+C
(d) \frac{1}{8} log⁡\left |\frac{x-8}{x+8}\right |+C
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Editor">Editor Staff answered 11 months ago

The correct choice is (d) \frac{1}{8} log⁡\left |\frac{x-8}{x+8}\right |+C
The best explanation: \int \frac{2 dx}{x^2-64}=2\int \frac{dx}{x^2-8^2}
By using the formula \int \frac{dx}{x^2-a^2}=\frac{1}{2a} log⁡|\frac{x-a}{x+a}|+C
∴2\int \frac{dx}{x^2-8^2}=2(\frac{1}{(2(8))} log⁡|\frac{x-8}{x+8}|)+2C_1
=\frac{1}{8} log⁡|\frac{x-8}{x+8}|+C