# Math Help - Long division of polynomials

1. ## Long division of polynomials

State the quotient and remainder

(x3 - 3x + 1) / (x + 1)

2. Originally Posted by Joker37
State the quotient and remainder

(x3 - 3x + 1) / (x + 1)

Code:
           x^2 - x - 2 + 3/(x+1)
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x + 1 | x^3 + 0x^2 -3x + 1
x^3 +  x^2
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- x^2 - 3x
- x^2 -  x
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-2x + 1
-2x - 2
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I think this site: Polynomial Long Division will help you see the detail in the steps. It's just like long division with numbers.