divide the first expression by the second.

(12x^3-11x^y-12xy-25y^3)/(3x-5y)

i got lost when divisor has two variables.... thanks

yeah there is an error here.

(12x^3-11x^2y-12xy-25y^3)/(3x-5y)

and it is really 12xy there.

thanks

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- Jan 15th 2009, 09:14 AMprincess_21divide
divide the first expression by the second.

(12x^3-11x^y-12xy-25y^3)/(3x-5y)

i got lost when divisor has two variables.... thanks

yeah there is an error here.

(12x^3-11x^2y-12xy-25y^3)/(3x-5y)

and it is really 12xy there.

thanks - Jan 15th 2009, 09:59 AMjbpellerin
well there are a few ways to do this

first is synthetic division which they tought you in school but I don't quite remember

the next is just simply doing it one step at a time, it comes out to be the synthetic method I believe but this way you can see what you are doing

(12x^3-11x^y-12xy-25y^3)/(3x-5y)

so start with the first term

12x^3, it is 4x^2 times the first term in the bottom

so replace 12x^3 with 4x^2(3x - 5y) + 20yx^2 , is it clear why I did that?

anyways now you have

(4x^2) + (20yx^2-11x^y-12xy-25y^3)/(3x-5y)

and you can keep going

hopefully this helps, I just woke up so I'm still not entirely lucid - Jan 15th 2009, 10:00 AMSoroban
Hello, princess_21!

I will assume there are typos in your problem . . .

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i got lost when divisor has two variables . . . really?

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- Jan 15th 2009, 10:03 AMIsomorphism
- Jan 16th 2009, 06:51 AMprincess_21
yeah there is an error here.

(12x^3-11x^2y-12xy-25y^3)/(3x-5y)

and it is really 12xy there.

thanks (Wait)