Precalculus (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32197-907-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-907-0

Chapter 11 - Systems of Equations and Inequalities - 11.5 Partial Fraction Decomposition - 11.5 Assess Your Understanding - Page 768: 2



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A rational expression is proper if and only if the degree of its numerator's polynomial is less than the degree of its denominator's polynomial. Here, the degree of the numerator is $1$ while the degree of the denominator is $2$. Since $1\lt2$, then the rational expression is proper.
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