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    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
    Last edited by mark; September 18th 2009 at 01:24 AM.
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    P(2) is exactly the remainder you got at (i)[/tex]
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