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fraction decomposition - where is the mistake  TOPIC_SOLVED

Hi When I try to decompose: (x + 1) / ((x + 2)^2) I end up with: x + 1 = A(x + 2)^2 + B(x + 2) this ends up with A = 1/2, B = - 1/2, so the answer seemingly should be: 1/2(x + 2) - 1/2(x + 2)^2 This doesn't make sense however as the result when these terms are added back is (x + 1) / 2 (x + 2)^2 rat...
by jozwoz99
on Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:03 am
 
Forum: Intermediate Algebra
Topic: fraction decomposition - where is the mistake
Replies: 3
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