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# Adding and subtracting rational functions watch

1. I keep getting in a mess with this one, how should I be approaching it?

Simplify:

2/(x^3-3x^2+2x) + 1/(x^3-6x^2+11x-6)
2. (Original post by marmbite)
I keep getting in a mess with this one, how should I be approaching it?

Simplify:

2/(x^3-3x^2+2x) + 1/(x^3-6x^2+11x-6)
By factorising the denominators first.
3. (Original post by RDKGames)
By factorising the denominators first.
I've managed to factorise the first denominator, haven't found a way to factorise the second
4. (Original post by marmbite)
I've managed to factorise the first denominator, haven't found a way to factorise the second
Find a value which will make it equal to 0 then use long division to get a quadratic which you can then factorise. A good start would be to try factors of -6.

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