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Breaking Up is Not Hard to Do

Updated on 07/30/2015

Activity Overview

Students split rational functions into sums of partial fractions.

Key Steps

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    First, they will learn to use the circle-trace feature on a graph enabling them to see one graph being graphed on top of another.

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    Second, a procedure for finding a sum of partial fractions to represent a rational function is developed. They will verify algebraically what they concluded from the graphs.