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Problem 1 Medium Difficulty

Write out the form of the partial fraction decomposition of the function (as in Example 7). Do not determine the numerical values of the coefficients.

(a) $ \dfrac{4 + x}{(1 + 2x)(3 - x)} $ (b) $ \dfrac{1 - x}{x^3 + x^4} $

Answer

(A) $$
\frac{4+x}{(1+2 x)(3-x)}=\frac{A}{1+2 x}+\frac{B}{3-x}
$$
(b) $$
\frac{1-x}{x^{3}+x^{4}}=\frac{A}{x}+\frac{B}{x^{2}}+\frac{C}{x^{3}}+\frac{D}{1+x}
$$

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