resolve into partial fraction

X^4/(x^2+1)(x^2 - 1)

key ^-to a power eg X^4 is x to a power 4

sorry for the way the question is phrased but i dont know how 2 put x to the power 4 or any integer in any other way ,please could someone demonstrate

regards
jovan

2. Originally Posted by joey1
resolve into partial fraction

X^4/(x^2+1)(x^2 - 1)

key ^-to a power eg X^4 is x to a power 4

sorry for the way the question is phrased but i dont know how 2 put x to the power 4 or any integer in any other way ,please could someone demonstrate

regards
jovan
Hopefully, you know that $x^2- 1= (x- 1)(x+ 1)$ while $x^2+ 1$ cannot be factored with real coefficients. You want to find numbers A, B, C, and D such that
$\frac{x^4}{(x^2+1)(x-1)(x+1)}= \frac{Ax+ B}{x^2+ 1}+ \frac{C}{x- 1}+ \frac{D}{x+ 1}$

Start by multiplying both sides of the equation by $(x^2+ 1)(x- 1)(x+ 1)$ to get rid of the fractions. There are a number of ways to find A, B, C, and D now. The simplest is choosing 4 different values of x to get 4 equations.

3. thanks hallsofivy
thats a great help
1 more question how did you type is there a tool that you used
i would like to learn how to add the power to x instead of typing x^2,it becomes confusing to read sometimes

regards
jovan

4. thanks hallsofivy
thats a great help
1 more question how did you type is there a tool that you used
i would like to learn how to add the power to x instead of typing x^2,it becomes confusing to read sometimes

regards
jovan

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6. Hello, joey1

Resolve into partial fractions: . $
\frac{x^4}{(x^2+1)(x^2 - 1)}$
You already noted that the fraction is improper.

It must be divided and then we will deal with the remainder.

So we have: . $\frac{x^4}{x^4-1} \:=\:1 + \frac{1}{x^4-1}$

And we work with the fraction:

. . $\frac{1}{(x-1)(x+1)(x^2+1)} \;=\;\frac{A}{x-1} + \frac{B}{x+1} + \frac{Cx+D}{x^2+1}$

We get: . $A = \frac{1}{4},\;\; B = -\frac{1}{4},\;\; C= 0,\;\; D = -\frac{1}{2}$

Answer: . $1 + \frac{\frac{1}{4}}{x-1} - \frac{\frac{1}{4}}{x+1} - \frac{\frac{1}{2}}{x^2+1}$

7. ## solve for THETA

2tan^2theta +sec theta -4=0

8. ## full working of problem

thanx for this solution, but is there someplace I couold be able to see the full working of this problem, im really struggling.