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Unformatted text preview: f(2) using synthetic division . The remainder is so f(2) = . Factor Theorem Let f(x) be a polynomial function. If f(c) = 0, then x c is a factor of f(x). The remainder is f(c) so if the remainder is zero, then x c is a factor of f(x). The factor theorem is useful in factoring polynomials to solve polynomial equations and find zeros of polynomial functions. Factor the polynomial function f(x). Then solve the equation f(x) = 0. f(x) = x 44x 37x 2 + 34x 24 The solutions to f(x) = 0 are the zeros of the polynomial f(x). Using synthetic division, determine whether 2 is a zero of f(x) = 3x 3 + 5x 26x + 18. Using synthetic division, determine whether 2i is a zero of g(x) x 34x 2 + 4x 16....
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course MATH 1513 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Oklahoma State.
 Fall '08
 staff
 Algebra, Factor Theorem, Division, Remainder

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