Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH101/April 2007/Question 01 (f)
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Question 01 (f) 

Write the form of the partialfraction decomposition for
Do not determine the numerical values of these coefficients. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. First, we need to show that the factor is irreducible. Looking at the discriminant, we see that it is and so this factor has no real roots. Thus, this is an irreducible quadratic. Hence, the partial fraction decomposition is
