I need to find , $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{e^{-(x+y)}}{x+y} dxdy$$

My attempt:

I tried doing integration wrt x first then substitute $t = x+y$, $$ \int_{0}^{\infty} e^{-y} \left( \int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{e^{-x}}{x+y} dx\right) dy = \int_{0}^{\infty} e^{-y} \left( \int_{t=y}^{\infty} \frac{e^{-(t-y)}}{t} dt\right) = \int_{0}^{\infty} \int_{t=y}^{\infty} \frac{e^{-t}}{t} dt $$

I don't know how to proceed further. Any hint on how should i tackle this kind of problem would be appreciated ...

  • $\begingroup$ Try $$ \int_{0}^{\infty} \int_{y=0}^{y=t} \frac{e^{-t}}{t} dy\,dt $$ $\endgroup$ – Did Apr 5 '17 at 8:55
  • $\begingroup$ Okay. Change of integration it is. Got it. Thank you @Did Answer is $1$. $\endgroup$ – Raindeer Apr 5 '17 at 8:58

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