When 2x^3 + ax^2 + x + 1 is divided by x + 2 the remainder is -29. Find a.
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Originally Posted by greghunter When 2x^3 + ax^2 + x + 1 is divided by x + 2 the remainder is -29. Find a. When we divide this (is that what you are having trouble with?) we get the remainder to be . So solving gives
Use the remainder theorem, Polynomial remainder theorem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Let . When f(x) is divided by x + 2 the remainder is -29. Thus the remainder theorem says that . Hence .
Originally Posted by greghunter When 2x^3 + ax^2 + x + 1 is divided by x + 2 the remainder is -29. Find a. When the polynomial is divided by the remainder is . Therefore . Solve for .
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