# What substitution should I notice in this integral?

I've solved this integral by partial integration method ('u' is first fraction and dv is the second fraction), but I've been told that there is a much simpler method using substitution which I can't see.I've tried to substitute arcsin(x) which eliminates the root and leaves me with sin functions in the integral (it didn't help). $$\int \frac {arcsin(x)}{\sqrt {1-x^2}} * \frac {1+x^2}{x^2} dx$$

You're going to have to use integration by parts at some point. But as Harnak said, we can use $$u$$ substituion to have a much easier time. Let $$u = \arcsin(x)$$. Then \begin{align*} \int \frac{\arcsin(x)}{\sqrt{1-x^2}} (\frac{1+x^2}{x^2}) dx &= \int u(1+\csc^2(u))du \\ &=\frac{u^2}{2} +\int u\csc^2(u) du \\ &= \frac{u^2}{2} - u\cot(u) + \int \cot(u)du \\ &= \frac{u^2}{2} - u\cot(u)+\ln\mid\sin(u)\mid+C \end{align*} From this point, make the necessary substitutions back in and simplify.
Hint: try the following substitution $$t= \arcsin(x)$$ and remember the derivative of arcsine.