That really helped! Thanks!

]]>so it would be really helpful if you could elaborate on the steps for doing the divison or direct me to a site.

]]>In this case, the numerator is x²+2x+2 and the denominator is x²+2x-3 (Multiplying the two terms in the denominator(x+3) and (x-1)) .

When the numerator is divided by the denominator, quotient 1 is obtained and the reminder is 5.

Therefore, the expression can be written as 1 + 5/[(x+3)(x-1)].]]>

Specifically, i don't understand how my tutor was able to go from:

y= (x^2 + 2x + 2) / (x+3)(x-1)

To:

y= 1 + (5) / ((x+3)(x-1))

He did mention something about the first expression being an Improper Fraction and has to be divided.

So if anyone know how to go from the first to the second expression, please help. Thanks!

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