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Partial Fractions

The process of writing any proper rational expression as a sum of proper rational expressions. This method is use in integration as shown below.

Note: Improper rational expressions can also be rewritten using partial fractions. You must, however, use polynomial long division first before finding a partial fractions representation.

 


 

 

See also

Integration methods

 


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