# Partial Fraction [Solved!]

**phinah** 19 Jun 2018, 17:51

### My question

In example 4, the numerator in the next-to-last step is `(1/2)x + 1.`

How did you go from that to the numerator 'x+2' in the final step?

### Relevant page

11. Integration By Partial Fractions

### What I've done so far

Stuck at the next-to-last step. Do not know how to handle the 'x' in the numerator.

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In example 4, the numerator in the next-to-last step is `(1/2)x + 1.`
How did you go from that to the numerator 'x+2' in the final step?

Relevant page
<a href="https://www.intmath.com/methods-integration/11-integration-partial-fractions.php">11. Integration By Partial Fractions</a>
What I've done so far
Stuck at the next-to-last step. Do not know how to handle the 'x' in the numerator.

## Re: Partial Fraction

**Murray** 19 Jun 2018, 20:27

@Phinah: If I multiply a number by `2/2`, does the value of that number change...?

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@Phinah: If I multiply a number by `2/2`, does the value of that number change...?

## Re: Partial Fraction

**phinah** 21 Jun 2018, 14:43

No because you are multiplying it by 1

X

No because you are multiplying it by 1

## Re: Partial Fraction

**phinah** 21 Jun 2018, 14:44

You are multiplying the number by 1

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You are multiplying the number by 1

## Re: Partial Fraction

**Murray** 22 Jun 2018, 08:12

So I gather you can see how

`(1/2x+1)/(x^2+1)`

becomes

`(x+2)/(2(x^2+1))`

now?

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So I gather you can see how
`(1/2x+1)/(x^2+1)`
becomes
`(x+2)/(2(x^2+1))`
now?

## Re: Partial Fraction

**phinah** 15 Jul 2018, 16:48

Yes! Thanks.

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