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I got that A=-x-5 and B=x^2-10 Apparently either one of them or both are wrong.

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- Dec 17th 2006, 05:14 PMbadandy328How is this answer incorrect? partial fractions
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I got that A=-x-5 and B=x^2-10 Apparently either one of them or both are wrong. - Dec 17th 2006, 06:43 PMAfterShock
(4/(x - 4)) - (2/(x + 4)) = (2x + 24)/[(x - 4)*(x + 4)]

Note: x^2 - 16 = (x - 4)*(x + 4);

Thus, 2x + 24 + (-3x - 3) = -x + 21 (Which is your "A")

And then your B is the common denominator:

(x - 4)*(x + 4);

Thus, the final answer of A/B is:

(-x + 21)/[(x - 4)*(x + 4)] - Dec 18th 2006, 08:20 AMCaptainBlack