Today in class we did partial fractions. I understand the process, but I was wondering if there are any shortcuts.

For example: perhaps a shortcut way to go from to without all the stuff in between.

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- Jul 10th 2007, 06:41 PMcinderPartial Fractions -- any tricks or shortcuts?
Today in class we did partial fractions. I understand the process, but I was wondering if there are any shortcuts.

For example: perhaps a shortcut way to go from to without all the stuff in between. - Jul 10th 2007, 07:28 PMSoroban
Hello, cinder!

Quote:

I was wondering if there are any shortcuts.

Perhaps a way to go from .to .

. . without all the stuff in between.

. . But there are ways to make life a bit easier.

We have: .

. . I immediately make__two__fractions for the quadratic.

Clear denominators: .

Let

. . I immediately replace with

Let

. . Replace with

Let

Therefore: .

. . . . . with a minimum of pain and aggravation.

- Jul 10th 2007, 07:41 PMKrizalid

Therefore