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Verbal

If division of a polynomial by a binomial results in a remainder of zero, what can be conclude?

The binomial is a factor of the polynomial.

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If a polynomial of degree n is divided by a binomial of degree 1, what is the degree of the quotient?

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Algebraic

For the following exercises, use long division to divide. Specify the quotient and the remainder.

( x 2 + 5 x 1 ) ÷ ( x 1 )

x + 6 + 5 x - 1 , quotient: x + 6 , remainder: 5

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( 2 x 2 9 x 5 ) ÷ ( x 5 )

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( 3 x 2 + 23 x + 14 ) ÷ ( x + 7 )

3 x + 2 , quotient:  3 x + 2 , remainder: 0

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( 4 x 2 10 x + 6 ) ÷ ( 4 x + 2 )

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( 6 x 2 25 x 25 ) ÷ ( 6 x + 5 )

x 5 , quotient: x 5 , remainder: 0

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( x 2 1 ) ÷ ( x + 1 )

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( 2 x 2 3 x + 2 ) ÷ ( x + 2 )

2 x 7 + 16 x + 2 , quotient: 2 x 7 , remainder: 16

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( x 3 126 ) ÷ ( x 5 )

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( 3 x 2 5 x + 4 ) ÷ ( 3 x + 1 )

x 2 + 6 3 x + 1 , quotient: x 2 , remainder: 6

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( x 3 3 x 2 + 5 x 6 ) ÷ ( x 2 )

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( 2 x 3 + 3 x 2 4 x + 15 ) ÷ ( x + 3 )

2 x 2 3 x + 5 , quotient: 2 x 2 3 x + 5 , remainder: 0

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For the following exercises, use synthetic division to find the quotient.

( 3 x 3 2 x 2 + x 4 ) ÷ ( x + 3 )

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( 2 x 3 6 x 2 7 x + 6 ) ÷ ( x 4 )

2 x 2 + 2 x + 1 + 10 x 4

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( 6 x 3 10 x 2 7 x 15 ) ÷ ( x + 1 )

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( 4 x 3 12 x 2 5 x 1 ) ÷ ( 2 x + 1 )

2 x 2 7 x + 1 2 2 x + 1

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( 9 x 3 9 x 2 + 18 x + 5 ) ÷ ( 3 x 1 )

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( 3 x 3 2 x 2 + x 4 ) ÷ ( x + 3 )

3 x 2 11 x + 34 106 x + 3

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( 6 x 3 + x 2 4 ) ÷ ( 2 x 3 )

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( 2 x 3 + 7 x 2 13 x 3 ) ÷ ( 2 x 3 )

x 2 + 5 x + 1

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( 3 x 3 5 x 2 + 2 x + 3 ) ÷ ( x + 2 )

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( 4 x 3 5 x 2 + 13 ) ÷ ( x + 4 )

4 x 2 21 x + 84 323 x + 4

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( x 3 3 x + 2 ) ÷ ( x + 2 )

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( x 3 21 x 2 + 147 x 343 ) ÷ ( x 7 )

x 2 14 x + 49

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( x 3 15 x 2 + 75 x 125 ) ÷ ( x 5 )

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( 9 x 3 x + 2 ) ÷ ( 3 x 1 )

3 x 2 + x + 2 3 x 1

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( 6 x 3 x 2 + 5 x + 2 ) ÷ ( 3 x + 1 )

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( x 4 + x 3 3 x 2 2 x + 1 ) ÷ ( x + 1 )

x 3 3 x + 1

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( x 4 3 x 2 + 1 ) ÷ ( x 1 )

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( x 4 + 2 x 3 3 x 2 + 2 x + 6 ) ÷ ( x + 3 )

x 3 x 2 + 2

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( x 4 10 x 3 + 37 x 2 60 x + 36 ) ÷ ( x 2 )

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( x 4 8 x 3 + 24 x 2 32 x + 16 ) ÷ ( x 2 )

x 3 6 x 2 + 12 x 8

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( x 4 + 5 x 3 3 x 2 13 x + 10 ) ÷ ( x + 5 )

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( x 4 12 x 3 + 54 x 2 108 x + 81 ) ÷ ( x 3 )

x 3 9 x 2 + 27 x 27

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( 4 x 4 2 x 3 4 x + 2 ) ÷ ( 2 x 1 )

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( 4 x 4 + 2 x 3 4 x 2 + 2 x + 2 ) ÷ ( 2 x + 1 )

2 x 3 2 x + 2

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For the following exercises, use synthetic division to determine whether the first expression is a factor of the second. If it is, indicate the factorization.

x 2 , 4 x 3 3 x 2 8 x + 4

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x 2 , 3 x 4 6 x 3 5 x + 10

Yes ( x 2 ) ( 3 x 3 5 )

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x + 3 , 4 x 3 + 5 x 2 + 8

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x 2 , 4 x 4 15 x 2 4

Yes ( x 2 ) ( 4 x 3 + 8 x 2 + x + 2 )

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x 1 2 , 2 x 4 x 3 + 2 x 1

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x + 1 3 , 3 x 4 + x 3 3 x + 1

No

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Graphical

For the following exercises, use the graph of the third-degree polynomial and one factor to write the factored form of the polynomial suggested by the graph. The leading coefficient is one.

Factor is x 2 x + 3

Graph of a polynomial that has a x-intercept at -1.
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Factor is ( x 2 + 2 x + 4 )

Graph of a polynomial that has a x-intercept at 1.

( x 1 ) ( x 2 + 2 x + 4 )

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Factor is x 2 + 2 x + 5

Graph of a polynomial that has a x-intercept at 2.
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Factor is x 2 + x + 1

Graph of a polynomial that has a x-intercept at 5.

( x 5 ) ( x 2 + x + 1 )

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For the following exercises, use synthetic division to find the quotient and remainder.

4 x 3 33 x 2

Quotient: 4 x 2 + 8 x + 16 , remainder: 1

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3 x 3 + 2 x 5 x 1

Quotient: 3 x 2 + 3 x + 5 , remainder: 0

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4 x 3 x 2 12 x + 4

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x 4 22 x + 2

Quotient: x 3 2 x 2 + 4 x 8 , remainder: 6

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Technology

For the following exercises, use a calculator with CAS to answer the questions.

Consider x k 1 x 1 with k = 1 ,   2 ,   3. What do you expect the result to be if k = 4 ?

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Consider x k + 1 x + 1 for k = 1 ,   3 ,   5. What do you expect the result to be if k = 7 ?

x 6 x 5 + x 4 x 3 + x 2 x + 1

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Consider x 4 k 4 x k for k = 1 ,   2 ,   3. What do you expect the result to be if k = 4 ?

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Consider x k x + 1 with k = 1 ,   2 ,   3. What do you expect the result to be if k = 4 ?

x 3 x 2 + x 1 + 1 x + 1

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Consider x k x 1 with k = 1 ,   2 ,   3. What do you expect the result to be if k = 4 ?

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Extensions

For the following exercises, use synthetic division to determine the quotient involving a complex number.

x + 1 x i

1 + 1 + i x i

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x + 1 x + i

1 + 1 i x + i

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x 3 + 1 x i

x 2 i x 1 + 1 i x i

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Real-world applications

For the following exercises, use the given length and area of a rectangle to express the width algebraically.

Length is x + 5 , area is 2 x 2 + 9 x 5.

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Length is 2 x   +   5 , area is 4 x 3 + 10 x 2 + 6 x + 15

2 x 2 + 3

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Length is 3 x 4 , area is 6 x 4 8 x 3 + 9 x 2 9 x 4

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For the following exercises, use the given volume of a box and its length and width to express the height of the box algebraically.

Volume is 12 x 3 + 20 x 2 21 x 36 , length is 2 x + 3 , width is 3 x 4.

2 x + 3

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Volume is 18 x 3 21 x 2 40 x + 48 , length is 3 x 4 , width is 3 x 4.

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Volume is 10 x 3 + 27 x 2 + 2 x 24 , length is 5 x 4 , width is 2 x + 3.

x + 2

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Volume is 10 x 3 + 30 x 2 8 x 24 , length is 2 , width is x + 3.

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For the following exercises, use the given volume and radius of a cylinder to express the height of the cylinder algebraically.

Volume is π ( 25 x 3 65 x 2 29 x 3 ) , radius is 5 x + 1.

x 3

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Volume is π ( 4 x 3 + 12 x 2 15 x 50 ) , radius is 2 x + 5.

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Volume is π ( 3 x 4 + 24 x 3 + 46 x 2 16 x 32 ) , radius is x + 4.

3 x 2 2

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Questions & Answers

Find the possible value of 8.5 using moivre's theorem
Reuben Reply
which of these functions is not uniformly cintinuous on (0, 1)? sinx
Pooja Reply
which of these functions is not uniformly continuous on 0,1
Basant Reply
solve this equation by completing the square 3x-4x-7=0
Jamiz Reply
X=7
Muustapha
=7
mantu
x=7
mantu
3x-4x-7=0 -x=7 x=-7
Kr
x=-7
mantu
9x-16x-49=0 -7x=49 -x=7 x=7
mantu
what's the formula
Modress
-x=7
Modress
what is trigonometry
Jean Reply
deals with circles, angles, and triangles. Usually in the form of Soh cah toa or sine, cosine, and tangent
Thomas
solve for me this equational y=2-x
Rubben Reply
what are you solving for
Alex
solve x
Rubben
you would move everything to the other side leaving x by itself. subtract 2 and divide -1.
Nikki
then I got x=-2
Rubben
it will b -y+2=x
Alex
goodness. I'm sorry. I will let Alex take the wheel.
Nikki
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how to get 8 trigonometric function of tanA=0.5, given SinA=5/13? Can you help me?m
Pab Reply
More example of algebra and trigo
Stephen Reply
What is Indices
Yashim Reply
If one side only of a triangle is given is it possible to solve for the unkown two sides?
Felix Reply
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Rubben
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Khushnama
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Dayo Reply
Okey tell me, what's your problem is?
Navin
the least possible degree ?
Dejen Reply
(1+cosA)(1-cosA)=sin^2A
BINCY Reply
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Neha
why I'm sending you solved question
Mirza
Teach me abt the echelon method
Khamis
exact value of cos(π/3-π/4)
Ankit Reply
What is differentiation?
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