Example46

# Example46 - Multiply 3 x 2 by the divisor x 4 and place...

This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

Example 5 Simplify the given expression by dividing correctly. To divide a polynomial by a polynomial, a procedure similar to long division in arithmetic is used. The  procedure calls for four steps: divide, multiply, subtract, and bring down. This procedure is repeated  until there no value is left to bring down. Example 6 Divide  x 2  + 3  x 3  – 5 by 4 +  x First, arrange both polynomials in descending order, filling in a place holder for any missing terms. Now  divide  3  x 3  by  x  and bring this partial quotient to the top as the first part of the answer.

This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Multiply 3 x 2 by the divisor x + 4 and place these in the columns with like terms. Subtract . Remember, to subtract is to add the opposite. Bring down the next term and start the procedure again. Since a value was brought down, start the process over again. At this point, there is no term to bring down. The –181 is the remainder. As in arithmetic, remainders are written over the divisor. So the final answer to the division problem is...
View Full Document

## This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

### Page1 / 3

Example46 - Multiply 3 x 2 by the divisor x 4 and place...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document
Ask a homework question - tutors are online