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    Remainder factor theorem problem. Please help me solve it..

    If a polynomial which when divided by x+3 gives a remainder 6 and when divided by x-2 gives a remainder 4 , what will be the remainder when divided by (x+3)(x-2) ?
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    Re: Remainder factor theorem problem. Please help me solve it..

    This is not a classroom.

    Remainder Theorem and Factor Theorem

    Go read up; then come back if you need help...
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    Re: Remainder factor theorem problem. Please help me solve it..

    Wilmer's point is that we help. And to do that we need to know what you do or do not understand about this problem. We can see that by looking at your attempt to solve the problem. Here's an additional hint- because p(x), divided by a linear term, has a constant as remainder, it is quadratic. Write p(x) as a general quadratic and use the given information to find p(x) itself.
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    Re: Remainder factor theorem problem. Please help me solve it..

    Oops ! Would you like to reconsider that second to last sentence ?
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