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    Dividing polynomails help

    How would I solve this problem?

    (16x^5+2x^4+x^3) / 4x
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    Re: Dividing polynomails help

    Quote Originally Posted by Capnzims View Post
    How would I solve this problem?

    (16x^5+2x^4+x^3) / 4x
    \frac{16x^5}{4x} + \frac{2x^4}{4x} + \frac{x^3}{4x}

    finish by dividing each term ...
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    Re: Dividing polynomails help

    so the answer is 4x^4+1/2x^3+x^2? Sorry to not understand.
    How would I do this long division style?
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    Re: Dividing polynomails help

    I get it now sorry for being stupid.
    Another question please with this one.

    4x^3(2x^4+8x^3+12x^3)

    I get x/2+2+3/x but my book says the answer is x/2+2(3/x) is it the same thing or?
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    Re: Dividing polynomails help

    Quote Originally Posted by Capnzims View Post
    I get it now sorry for being stupid.
    Another question please with this one.

    4x^3(2x^4+8x^3+12x^3)

    I get x/2+2+3/x but my book says the answer is x/2+2(3/x) is it the same thing or?
    is this a division problem? looks like multiplication to me.
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    Re: Dividing polynomails help

    no that was a division problem.. this (2x^4+8x^3+12x^3)

    divided by 4x^3.
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    Re: Dividing polynomails help

    Quote Originally Posted by Capnzims View Post
    no that was a division problem.. this (2x^4+8x^3+12x^3)

    divided by 4x^3.
    note that 2x^4+8x^3+12x^3 = 2x^4 + 20x^3

    \frac{2x^4 + 20x^3}{4x^3} = \frac{x}{2} + 5

    sure you copied it correctly?
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