Long Division

# Long Division - Divide Polynomial Polynomial Using Long...

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Divide Polynomial Polynomial Using Long Division Step 1: Set up the long division. hat you are dividing by) goes on the outside of the box. The dividend (what you are dividing into) goes on the inside of the box. When you write out the dividend, make sure that you insert 0's for any missing terms. For example, if you had the polynomial , the first term has degree 4, then the next highest degree is 1. It is missing degrees 3 and 2. So if we were to put it inside a division box, we would write it like this: This will allow you to line up like terms when you go through the problem. Step 2: Divide 1st term of dividend by first term of divisor to get first term of the quotient. The quotient (answer) is written above the division box. Make sure that you line up the first term of the quotient with the term of the dividend that has the same degree. Step 3: Take the term found in step 2 and multiply it times the divisor. Make sure that you line up all terms of this step with the term of the dividend that has the same degree.

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Step 4: Subtract this from the line above. Make sure that you subtract EVERY term found in step 3, not just the first one. Step 5:
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