Math Help - partial fraction

1. partial fraction

Given the function

factorize the denominator, Hence express in partial fraction form.

my question is as the degrees are the same does the denominator need to be divided out first? or is possible to just factorise as below and solve ?

2. Edit: Misunderstood the question, sorry!

3. Originally Posted by decoy808
Given the function

factorize the denominator, Hence express in partial fraction form.

my question is as the degrees are the same does the denominator need to be divided out first?
Yes. You can use polynomial long division to basically write the fraction in "mixed" form.

or is possible to just factorise as below and solve ?