# How do you evaluate the integral #int 1/x dx# from 1 to #oo# if it converges?

The integral does not converge.

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To evaluate the integral ∫(1/x) dx from 1 to ∞ if it converges, we use the limit definition of definite integrals. The integral converges if the limit of the integral as the upper limit approaches infinity exists.

∫(1/x) dx from 1 to ∞ = lim┬(b→∞)〖∫_1^b (1/x) dx〗

= lim┬(b→∞)[ln|x|]┬1^b

= lim┬(b→∞)[ln|b| - ln|1|]

= lim┬(b→∞)[ln|b|]

= ∞

Since the limit of the integral as the upper limit approaches infinity is ∞, the integral diverges.

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