1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Decompose the rational expression into a sum of partial fractions: (x+1)/(3(x-2)2) I am familiar with the method of decomposing fractions into a sum of partials fractions (solving for A, B, C, etc.). What is confusing me is the coefficient 3 in the denominator. Do I have to include the 3 in the denominator of all the partial fractions or just one? why?