1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data (3x^2-4)/(x^3-4x-6) 2. Relevant equations I guess integration by parts... But how do i set this up? 3. The attempt at a solution The numerator is exponentially lower than the denominator, so no long division. The denominator seems not to factor out into anything... I tried doing a perfect squares situation, by factoring x out of the first two terms, but to no avail... Am I doing something wrong?