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    ∫▒(17x^2-x-26)/((x^2-1)(x^2-4))dx how can I start to evaluate this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riazy View Post
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    I haven't attempted this but have you tried using partial fractions?
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    Partial fractions.

    Note that both terms in your denominator are the difference of two squares
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    Hmm I don't really get this :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riazy View Post
    Hmm I don't really get this :/
    Get what? Partial Fractions?
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    Have you looked up "partial fractions" in your text book? Have you had that yet in class? You must have- it looks like that problem is designed for "partial fractions"!
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