# partial fractions?

• Oct 24th 2010, 03:42 PM
janedoe
partial fractions?
Wouldn't you use partial fractions for the problem:

integral of [(x+6) dx / x²(x+2)]

If so, would the partial fractions be:

(Ax+B)/x² + C/(x+2)

I guess not because I got this problem wrong....help?
• Oct 24th 2010, 03:48 PM
skeeter
Quote:

Originally Posted by janedoe
Wouldn't you use partial fractions for the problem:

integral of [(x+6) dx / x²(x+2)]

If so, would the partial fractions be:

(Ax+B)/x² + C/(x+2)

I guess not because I got this problem wrong....help?

$\displaystyle \frac{x+6}{x^2(x+2)} = \frac{A}{x} + \frac{B}{x^2} + \frac{C}{x+2}$