# Thread: Confusing integration partial fractions

1. ## Confusing integration partial fractions

Hi, i normally understand integration by partial fractions, but ive come across a sum i can't figure out how to get the answer. Any chance anyone could give me a hand?
I'm not going to tell you the exact question because thats cheating, but..

Integrate x^(a power) / (x^3-1)

2. Originally Posted by Bexii
Hi, i normally understand integration by partial fractions, but ive come across a sum i can't figure out how to get the answer. Any chance anyone could give me a hand?
I'm not going to tell you the exact question because thats cheating, but..

Integrate x^(a power) / (x^3-1)

Suppose $0 Then use partial fractions. Suppose $a\geq{3}$, use polynomial division and then p-fracs.