i have to write the partial fraction decomposition of this and i really don't know how to begin. x^2 - x / x^2 + x +1
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Originally Posted by jbeybey i have to write the partial fraction decomposition of this and i really don't know how to begin. x^2 - x / x^2 + x +1 Start by noting that: 1. . 2. is an irreducible quadratic (what do you class notes or textbook say that you do in this case.....?)
Originally Posted by jbeybey i have to write the partial fraction decomposition of this and i really don't know how to begin. x^2 - x / x^2 + x +1 Since the numerator has the same degree as the denominator, the first thing will want to do is divide it out. Since the denominator cannot be factored (by the quadratic formula it has no real roots), that is the "partial fraction decomposition".
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