# confirmation of partial fraction equation

• Mar 1st 2012, 04:12 PM
fran1942
confirmation of partial fraction equation
Hello, I am just teaching myself partial fraction decomposition.
I am pretty sure I have it sorted out, but can someone please cast their eyes over this quickly to confirm if correct or not ?

Thanks kindly.
• Mar 1st 2012, 04:31 PM
Soroban
Re: confirmation of partial fraction equation
Hello, fran1942!

Quote:

Please confirm: . $\frac{5x-1}{(x-2)(x+1)^2} \;=\;\frac{1}{x-2} - \frac{1}{x+1} + \frac{2}{(x+1)^2}$

You can check your results yourself.
Just combine your three fractions . . .

• Mar 1st 2012, 04:38 PM
fran1942
Re: confirmation of partial fraction equation
thanks. I couldn't see the woods for the trees.

I have checked and confirmed my solution was correct.
• Mar 1st 2012, 05:11 PM
Plato
Re: confirmation of partial fraction equation
Quote:

Originally Posted by fran1942
Hello, I am just teaching myself partial fraction decomposition.

Do you know how obsolete this question is?
Look at this webpage.
Computer algebra systems have rendered the topic of partial fractions obsolete.
If you are self-studying make wolframalpha.com your friend.