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    divide polynomials

    12x^5-6x^3+4x^2
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    4x^2



    Can some one show me the step by step solution to this problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abner80 View Post
    12x^5-6x^3+4x^2
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    4x^2



    Can some one show me the step by step solution to this problem?
    = \frac{12x^5}{4x^2} - \frac{6x^3}{4x^2} + \frac{4x^2}{4x^2}.

    I assume you can simplify each term.
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    I'm still lost alittle simplfied to 3x^3 - 3/2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abner80 View Post
    I'm still lost alittle simplfied to 3x^3 - 3/2?
    No.

    3x^3 - \frac{3}{2} x + 1.
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