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Integrate x⁻¹ with the Reverse Power Rule

Another adventure in doing calculus wrong

How do we integrate x⁻¹ with the reverse power rule? Not like this:

Those pesky zeros ruin everything. What a shame that the reverse power rule — which applies to any polynomial, fails us in this one instance.




Maths is like finger-painting. Messy and beautiful.

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