It's part of a set of partial fractions I have to do.. I can't seem to solve this?

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- July 7th 2007, 12:11 PMerikaExpressing in partial fractions

It's part of a set of partial fractions I have to do.. I can't seem to solve this? - July 7th 2007, 12:13 PMJhevon
- July 7th 2007, 12:15 PMerika
Meh I did that and then tried substituting values for but it didn't seem to work :confused:

- July 7th 2007, 12:18 PMJhevon
Substitute values of x? do you know the method of partial fractions?

multiply through by the denominator of the left side, we get:

Can you take it from here? You can multiply out and equate coefficients, or you can choose convenient values of x that wipes out two variables at a time - July 7th 2007, 12:35 PMerika
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...5d4e11b0-1.gif

sub x: 1

9 = 3B

3 = B

sub x: -1

36 = 9C

4 = C

By comparing coefficient of x^2:

9 = A + C

A = 5

Is that correct? - July 7th 2007, 12:41 PMJhevon
- July 7th 2007, 12:58 PMerika
Thank you!

One last question...

By cover-up rule, I got

But since isn't linear, does it mean I follow the steps you mentioned earlier (multiply through by denominator, etc)? - July 7th 2007, 01:01 PMJhevon
what is this "cover-up" rule you are referring to?

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But since isn't linear, does it mean I follow the steps you mentioned earlier (multiply through by denominator, etc)?