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    dividing polynomials

    Hi;
    5x^2 -2x +1 / x+4.

    I thought the answer was 5x-22+ 89/x+4 Am I correct.

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    Last edited by anthonye; July 20th 2012 at 11:17 AM.
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    Re: dividing polynomials

    I assume the last term in the numerator is +1

    \frac{5x^2 - 2x + 1}{x+4} = 5x-22 + \frac{89}{x+4}

    next time use parenthesis to make your numerator and denominator terms clear ... also, proofread your post using the "go advanced" button, then you can use the "preview" button if you need to make additional corrections. thanks.
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    Re: dividing polynomials

    Thanks Skeeter.
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