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Synthetic Division and Linear Factors

Author: Graham Pardun

This lesson demonstrates how synthetic division can be used to determine whether or not a linear form is a factor of a given polynomial.

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How to Use Synthetic Division to Determine Whether Something Is a Factor of a Polynomial

What if someone asks you: Is (x+3) a factor of 3x^7+4x^4+3x^2+2x+9? You can answer this question quickly and easily by performing some synthetic division -- here's how!