Originally Posted by
Jones Hi,
Im trying to get my head around how to do polynomial division with undetermined coefficients.
Im trying to divide
into
I run into problems when trying to subtract
from
help appreciated
According to your explanations I assume that the quotient reads:
Use long division: Code:
(z-1)(2a-12)
z^4-2z^3+az^2-8z+8)÷(z^1-2z+2) = z^2+(a-2) + -----------
z^2-2z+2
-(z^4-2z^3+2z^2)
------------------
(a-2)z^2-8z+8
-((a-2)z^2-2(a-2)z+2(a-2)
--------------------------
-12z+2az-2a+12
The remainder can be factored as shown in the final result.