I need help in understanding what this equation means:

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/959/math.th.jpg

I understand it if ax + b wasnt there so it being there confuses me.

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- Nov 17th 2009, 11:10 PMabilitieszpartial fractions #3
I need help in understanding what this equation means:

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/959/math.th.jpg

I understand it if ax + b wasnt there so it being there confuses me. - Nov 17th 2009, 11:26 PMChris L T521
You need to simplify the integrand using long division since its not a proper fraction. When you do the long division, you get something of the form ax+b, plus a remainder. It is from that remainder that you get the partial fraction decomposition.

Does this make sense? - Nov 17th 2009, 11:35 PMabilitiesz