Are you sure that you are meant to deal with it that way ? I suspect that you are meant to factorise the top line.
I'm dividing polynomials, operations like:
I know that I can organize first the polynomial in decreasing order for one letter by taking the biggest exponent of that letter and reorganizing form biggest exponent for that letter to lowest. But how can I do with the polynomial I just wrote? What's the criteria? For example for this case, I can organize decreasingly for the variable , and I get up to this point in the reorganizing process: ... but now the exponent for is zero for both the terms, and
Which one should be put first in these situations?
Let me put it in a different way, since unfortunately some words that I use are being translated and perhaps incorrectly used in English. If I have for example and it's the dividend in a division problem, I can put the polynomial in order: here I'd get: The exponents go downwards from the term with the highest degree to the term with the lowest one. How can I do the same for the polynomial that I wrote:
This is a strange operation to want to carry out, but if that's what's required then you have three options.
Write the dividend as and divide by
Write the dividend as and divide by
Or, write the dividend as and divide by
The easiest way of dealing with your particular example though is to factorise the top line.
I tried to understand what you meant by factorizing the top line but I still can't see how I could do that...
When I factorize I'm converting the dividend polynomial into a product. But then I don't see any simplification with the divisor.
I add the following two images to the question, where I show in orange rectangles, both the same problem. How does one decides to put those spaces to separate the terms in the dividend?
and the cancels.
If the numerator did not contain as a factor, division would lead to a remainder.
As to division, you have to decide on which variable you are dividing wrt and arrange for terms in that variable to occur in descending order. The order of the constant terms will not matter.