# Math Help - divide polynomials

1. ## 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?

2. Originally Posted by abner80
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.

3. I'm still lost alittle simplfied to 3x^3 - 3/2?

4. Originally Posted by abner80
I'm still lost alittle simplfied to 3x^3 - 3/2?
No.

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