I usually know how to do Synthetic Division, but this one has my stumped. I'm not sure how to do it with the given divisor.
Here's the equation
You should have been shown how to handle these . . .
The divisor must have a leading coefficient of 1.
. . If the leading coefficient isn't 1, divide through by it.
So we have: .
We will use for our divisor.
Since we are dividing by one-half of the given divisor,
. . the quotient will be twice as large as it should be.
We will make the adjustment at the end.
The synthetic division looks like this:
. . .
The bottom says: .
But the quotient is twice as large as it should be ... remember?
. . The remainder is unaffected.
Therefore, the answer is: .