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Unformatted text preview: x x Use Synthetic division to show whether or not x 2 is a factor of f (x) 6 4 ) ( 2 3-+ + = x x x x f The Remainder Theorem a quick shortcut s If a polynomial P(x) of degree is divided by ( x a ), where a is a constant, then the remainder is P(a) s We can use the remainder theorem and synthetic division to make substituting in values easier! 1 n Find P(-2) if 2 5 ) ( 3 4 +--= x x x x P Homework s P318 (6 10 even) (18-24 even) 26, 28, 34...
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