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Fraction decomposition

  1. May 2, 2007 #1
    Just wondering - is there anything you can do with 1/(a + b) to get something like A/a + B/b?
  2. jcsd
  3. May 2, 2007 #2
    character string manipulations
  4. May 2, 2007 #3
    yes, but your B's and A's may be in terms of a and b or even 0. Making it kind of useless...
  5. May 2, 2007 #4
    lol.... by the way, I don't think the original question is possible in general. of course, as JonF mentioned... you can have:


    which is utterly useless.
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