haven't done factoring in a while :/

factor out (x-1) from x^{4}-5x^{3}+9x-7x+2

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- Oct 3rd 2012, 08:14 AMchizmin10factoring
haven't done factoring in a while :/

factor out (x-1) from x^{4}-5x^{3}+9x-7x+2 - Oct 3rd 2012, 09:25 AMemakarovRe: factoring
- Oct 3rd 2012, 01:30 PMwtrmlncrawl191Re: factoring
Long division is correct:

You just divide like any other type of long division. To give you a reference, the answer should be x^3 - 4x^2 + 5x - 2. If you are doing homework, I'm sure your teacher wants all the steps involved. :) - Oct 3rd 2012, 01:45 PMskeeterRe: factoring
could do synthetic division in this case ... little less painful