# Wk1DQ2 - rules of long division learned in elementary...

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Dividing a polynomial by a binomial is similar to the long division learned in elementary school because it follow the same format and the basic rules, such as bringing the numbers down and multiplying to check your answer. It is different because dividing a polynomial by a binomial involves letters, and you fill in to create a sequence (for example, if youre dividing into x 3 +2, you would write it out as x 3 +0x 2 +0x+2). Understanding how to do one kind of division helps you understand the other because understanding the
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Unformatted text preview: rules of long division learned in elementary school is the basis for dividing a polynomial by a binomial. You have to follow the same types of steps, it is just a little more difficult. An example where one might use polynomial division in real life would be in the medical field. It is used with pharmaceutical companies when creating new drugs....
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## This note was uploaded on 07/18/2011 for the course MAT 117 taught by Professor Al-kofahi during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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