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# Find the integral $\int\frac{1}{x^2-1}dx$

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##  Final answer to the problem

$-\frac{1}{2}\ln\left|x+1\right|+\frac{1}{2}\ln\left|x-1\right|+C_0$
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##  Step-by-step Solution 

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• Integrate by partial fractions
• Integrate by substitution
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• Integrate using tabular integration
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• Weierstrass Substitution
• Integrate using trigonometric identities
• Integrate using basic integrals
• Product of Binomials with Common Term
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Rewrite the expression $\frac{1}{x^2-1}$ inside the integral in factored form

$\int\frac{1}{\left(x+1\right)\left(x-1\right)}dx$

Learn how to solve integrals by partial fraction expansion problems step by step online.

$\int\frac{1}{\left(x+1\right)\left(x-1\right)}dx$

Learn how to solve integrals by partial fraction expansion problems step by step online. Find the integral int(1/(x^2-1))dx. Rewrite the expression \frac{1}{x^2-1} inside the integral in factored form. Rewrite the fraction \frac{1}{\left(x+1\right)\left(x-1\right)} in 2 simpler fractions using partial fraction decomposition. Find the values for the unknown coefficients: A, B. The first step is to multiply both sides of the equation from the previous step by \left(x+1\right)\left(x-1\right). Multiplying polynomials.

##  Final answer to the problem

$-\frac{1}{2}\ln\left|x+1\right|+\frac{1}{2}\ln\left|x-1\right|+C_0$

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###  Main Topic: Integrals by Partial Fraction Expansion

The partial fraction decomposition or partial fraction expansion of a rational function is the operation that consists in expressing the fraction as a sum of a polynomial (possibly zero) and one or several fractions with a simpler denominator.