I've solved many partial fractions, but this one has really puzzled me. There is one term I can't get correctly. Any help would be appreciated!

4/((x+1)(x-1)((x^2)+2))

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- Nov 5th 2012, 05:24 AMMemoNickPartial Fraction Problem
I've solved many partial fractions, but this one has really puzzled me. There is one term I can't get correctly. Any help would be appreciated!

4/((x+1)(x-1)((x^2)+2)) - Nov 5th 2012, 05:53 AMhediRe: Partial Fraction Problem
decomposite: A/(x+1)+B/(x-1)+(Cx+D)/(x^2+2)

- Nov 5th 2012, 09:43 AMMemoNickRe: Partial Fraction Problem
Thanks hedi. That's the exact approach I took, yet for some reason, I am ending up with the last two terms being negative four and four, when in reality, C should disappear and D should be a negative four. A and B are correct however.

- Nov 5th 2012, 11:49 AMhediRe: Partial Fraction Problem
you should get A=-2/3,B=2/3,C=0,D=4/3

what is your difficulty? - Nov 5th 2012, 12:01 PMMemoNickRe: Partial Fraction Problem
Found the problem. I was not multiplying D by 3 when getting rid of the denominators. Thanks for your help hedi :)