Please show step by step how to solve long division method of;

(3x^2 -x+x^3-3) / (x^2+4x+3)

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- November 19th 2007, 05:40 PMmkjmn[SOLVED] need help solving polynomial long division
Please show step by step how to solve long division method of;

(3x^2 -x+x^3-3) / (x^2+4x+3) - November 20th 2007, 12:00 AMearboth
Hello,

first rearrange dividend and divisor so that the powers of x are written in descending order:

(x^3 + 3x^2 - x - 3) / (x^2 + 4x + 3)

I assume that you know how to do long division:Code:`(x^3 + 3x^2 - x - 3) ÷ (x^2 + 4x + 3) = x - 1`

-(x^3 + 4x^2 + 3x)

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-x^2 - 4x - 3

-(-x^2 - 4x - 3)

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