Expand this expression to the greatest possible terms with the lowest possible exponents.
There are two ways at which I approached this problem...
So for the first one, I started out by giving each set of parenthesis their own $\ln$ function:
My second approach was to factor out the bottom and then hopefully divide it by the top...
And my next plan was to divide $4x^4-x-1$ by $x^6+3x^4+3x^2+1$
Can someone tell me which approach is the correct way, or if they are both wrong. Please do not give full answers' only hints.