integration by substitution, parens. or absolute valu bars?  TOPIC_SOLVED

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integration by substitution, parens. or absolute valu bars?

Postby mike09 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:03 pm

Hi, I'm doing integration by substitution using u....I'm noticing that some of the answers show brackets and others show parenthesis when I'm taking the antiderivative of ln.

For example, parenthesis were involved in answers such as
1/2ln(.3x^2-.4x+2) + c

ln(1+e^x) + c

wheras absolute value bars were used in answers such as

1/6ln|3x-1| + c

-1/5ln|1-x^5| + c

why do some answers use parenthesis and others use absolute value bars? Thanks in advance
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Re: integration by substitution, parens. or absolute valu ba  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby maggiemagnet on Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:41 pm

I'm pretty sure that they're all supposed to be absolute values, but people lots of time forget and use parentheses.
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