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    10x^2-3x-3= A(x^2+1)+(Bx+C) (x-1)

    find A B C


    y=kx-5
    y=6x-x^2-6

    solve for k
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    Quote Originally Posted by amath9 View Post
    10x^2-3x-3= A(x^2+1)+(Bx+C) (x-1)

    find A B C


    y=kx-5
    y=6x-x^2-6

    solve for k


    10x^2-3x-3 =A(x^2+1)+(Bx+C)(x-1)

    10x^2-3x-3=Ax^2+A +Bx^2-Bx+xC-C

    the factors which multiply with x^2 in the right side should equal to the factor of x^2 in the left side so you will have

    10=A+B

    and the factors which are multiply with x in the right side should equal to the factor with x in the left side so you will have

    -3=-B+C

    and finally the terms with no x in the right side should equal to the terms with no x in the left side so you will have this

    -3 = A -C

    now you have three equation with three variables so you can solve them

    10=A+B

    -3=-B+C

    -3 = A -C

    find the sum of the second and the third

    -6=A-B find the sum of this and the first one

    4=2A \Rightarrow A=2 the rest for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by amath9 View Post
    10x^2-3x-3= A(x^2+1)+(Bx+C) (x-1)

    find A B C
    Multiply out the right side: 10x^2- 3x- 3= Ax^2+ A+ Bx^2- Bx+ Cx- C.
    10x^2- 3x- 3= (A+ B)x^2+ (C- B)x- C
    In order that these be equal for all x, corresponding coefficients must be equal: 10= A+ B, -3= C- B, and -3= -C. Solve for A, B, and C.


    y=kx-5
    y=6x-x^2-6

    solve for k
    y= kx- 5= 6x- x^2- 6. Because the left side does not have an " x^2" term, there is NO value of k that will make this true for all x.
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