Unformatted text preview: found. The differences are that we are also using variables, and dividing each term is a little different than in normal long division. If you know normal division, you can do polynomial division real well, since it's the same concept, but just applying it at a higher level with variables. It does seem confusing but is not really. For example, if we know the area of a rectangle, and we know the length, and the area and length are in polynomial format, we can find the width by dividing the area and length by using polynomial division. Also, when dividing polynomials, they must be written in descending order, and missing terms must be filled in (0x^2, 0x^3 etc.)...
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 Spring '09
 mcmillian
 Math, Division, Binomial, Elementary arithmetic, Polynomial long division, polynomial division

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