MATH101 April 2013
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Question 01 (c)
Short-Answer Questions. Question 1-3 are short-answer questions. Put your answer in the box provided. Simplify your answer as much as possible. Full Marks will be awarded for a correct answer placed in the box. Show your work, for part marks.
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The integrand is a fraction of polynomials. What integration technique is ideal for this situation?
Try partial fractions!
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This is a rational function, so we try partial fractions. The integrand's denominator can be factored, then we apply partial fraction decomposition giving
We can solve this several ways.
(1) Setting we get , and setting we get , so .
(2) Comparing coefficients of the constant term, we get , and then comparing coefficients of the term, we get , so .
(3) We get and by inspection.
Now we solve the integral:
The answer is equivalent.
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