Considering

I notice that the order of the factoring of the denominator changes the result.

Since

if I choose

this leads to:

However if I chose

the solution is

Which is correct?

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- Oct 6th 2011, 12:55 AMMechMonPartial fraction denominator factorization order
Considering

I notice that the order of the factoring of the denominator changes the result.

Since

if I choose

this leads to:

However if I chose

the solution is

Which is correct? - Oct 6th 2011, 01:09 AMmr fantasticRe: Partial fraction denominator factorization order
- Oct 6th 2011, 02:12 AMMechMonRe: Partial fraction denominator factorization order
Got it, thank you. For posterity...

case 1

or

case 2

so...

Case1:

then

(***)

or Case 2:

and

(***)

Thus either case(***) works and

- Oct 6th 2011, 01:38 PMmr fantasticRe: Partial fraction denominator factorization order