Math Help - quotient remainder

1. quotient remainder

hi, the question is:
find (i) the quotient and (ii) the remainder when the polynomial $P(x)$ is divided by (x - 2). compare your answer to (ii) with the value of P(2) and state your conclusion.

a) $P(x) = x^2 + x - 3$

i did the first two bits in finding the quotient and remainder but i'm confused what you do when the the value of $P(2)$ is used? do you just make the polynomial $2^2 + 2 - 3$ then what would you do after that? do you need to make the value of x in the divsor 2 as well?

i take it the answer is just going to end up as -3

thankyou, Mark

2. $P(2)$ is exactly the remainder you got at (i)[/tex]