Quandaries and Queries

How do we divide the following polynomials?

(x3 + x2 - x + 2) / (x + 2)

Hi Efrat,

Set it up as you would to divide integers.

x times x2 is x3, hence the quotient starts with x2. Multiplt x + 2 by x2 to get

Subtract and bring down the -x.

Can you see what to do next?


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