# Thread: What method of partial fraction should I use?

1. ## What method of partial fraction should I use?

$\displaystyle \int \frac{x^3 + 61}{x^2 + 5 x + 4} dx$

2. Originally Posted by Lolcats
$\displaystyle \int \frac{x^3 + 61}{x^2 + 5 x + 4} dx$
you cannot use partial fractions if the degree of the numerator is greater than or equal to the degree of the denominator.

first use long division to simplify. use partial fractions with the resulting integrand if necessary.

3. K I'll try that.