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Problem 3 Medium Difficulty

Evaluate the integral using the indicated trigonometric substitution. Sketch and label the associated right triangle.

$ \displaystyle \int \frac{\sqrt{x^2 - 4}}{x}\ dx $ $ x = 2 \sec \theta $


$\sqrt{x^{2}-4}-2 \sec ^{-1}\left[\frac{x}{2}\right]+C$


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