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HA2 S5.3 Divide Polynomials

HA2 S5.3 Divide Polynomials

Author: Renee Voltin
  • Divide polynomials using long division
  • Divide polynomials using synthetic division

The division of polynomials is addressed using two different methods, long division and synthetic division.  Partial quotients is the method that is used when using long division to help with the transition from the 'definition' of division with whole numbers to the use of the this concept with polynomials.

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Example 1 Simple Division (Polynomial divided by a monomial)

Example 2 Long Division (Polynomial divided by a polynomial)

Example 3 Synthetic Division (Polynomial divided by a polynomial)

printed version of the notes from the 3 examples (pdf)