# How do you integrate 1/ x^{2 }dx?

We’ll integrate int 1 / x^{2 }dx by using the power rule.

## Answer: Integrating 1/ x^{2} dx gives us −(1 / x) + C

We will use the power rule to find int 1 / x^{2 }dx.

**Explanation: **

We have to integrate 1/x^{2}.

We can express 1 / x^{2} as x^{−2}.

By power rule of integration we know that

∫ a^{n} da= a^{n+1} / (n + 1) + C where {n∣n≠−1,n∈R}

So, 1 / x^{2 }dx = −x^{−1}

= −(1 / x) + C