👉 Try now NerdPal! Our new math app on iOS and Android

Integrate the function $\frac{1}{x^2}$ from $1$ to $2$

Step-by-step Solution

Go!
Symbolic mode
Text mode
Go!
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
a
b
c
d
f
g
m
n
u
v
w
x
y
z
.
(◻)
+
-
×
◻/◻
/
÷
2

e
π
ln
log
log
lim
d/dx
Dx
|◻|
θ
=
>
<
>=
<=
sin
cos
tan
cot
sec
csc

asin
acos
atan
acot
asec
acsc

sinh
cosh
tanh
coth
sech
csch

asinh
acosh
atanh
acoth
asech
acsch

Final answer to the problem

$\frac{1}{2}$
Got another answer? Verify it here!

Step-by-step Solution

How should I solve this problem?

  • Choose an option
  • Integrate by partial fractions
  • Integrate by substitution
  • Integrate by parts
  • Integrate using tabular integration
  • Integrate by trigonometric substitution
  • Weierstrass Substitution
  • Integrate using trigonometric identities
  • Integrate using basic integrals
  • Product of Binomials with Common Term
  • Load more...
Can't find a method? Tell us so we can add it.
1

Rewrite the exponent using the power rule $\frac{a^m}{a^n}=a^{m-n}$, where in this case $m=0$

$\int_{1}^{2} x^{-2}dx$

Learn how to solve definite integrals problems step by step online.

$\int_{1}^{2} x^{-2}dx$

Unlock unlimited step-by-step solutions and much more!

Create a free account and unlock a glimpse of this solution.

Learn how to solve definite integrals problems step by step online. Integrate the function 1/(x^2) from 1 to 2. Rewrite the exponent using the power rule \frac{a^m}{a^n}=a^{m-n}, where in this case m=0. Apply the power rule for integration, \displaystyle\int x^n dx=\frac{x^{n+1}}{n+1}, where n represents a number or constant function, such as -2. Simplify the expression inside the integral. Evaluate the definite integral.

Final answer to the problem

$\frac{1}{2}$

Exact Numeric Answer

$0.5$

Explore different ways to solve this problem

Solving a math problem using different methods is important because it enhances understanding, encourages critical thinking, allows for multiple solutions, and develops problem-solving strategies. Read more

Help us improve with your feedback!

Function Plot

Plotting: $\frac{1}{x^2}$

SnapXam A2
Answer Assistant

beta
Got a different answer? Verify it!

Go!
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
a
b
c
d
f
g
m
n
u
v
w
x
y
z
.
(◻)
+
-
×
◻/◻
/
÷
2

e
π
ln
log
log
lim
d/dx
Dx
|◻|
θ
=
>
<
>=
<=
sin
cos
tan
cot
sec
csc

asin
acos
atan
acot
asec
acsc

sinh
cosh
tanh
coth
sech
csch

asinh
acosh
atanh
acoth
asech
acsch

How to improve your answer:

Main Topic: Definite Integrals

Given a function f(x) and the interval [a,b], the definite integral is equal to the area that is bounded by the graph of f(x), the x-axis and the vertical lines x=a and x=b

Used Formulas

See formulas (1)

Your Math & Physics Tutor. Powered by AI

Available 24/7, 365.

Unlimited step-by-step math solutions. No ads.

Includes multiple solving methods.

Support for more than 100 math topics.

Premium access on our iOS and Android apps as well.

20% discount on online tutoring.

Choose your subscription plan:
Pay $39.97 USD securely with your payment method.
Please hold while your payment is being processed.
Create an Account