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    Dear Forum I tried to do this word problem using long division but I am still having major issues with the following:

    12. A cubic model of the yearly worldwide carbon emissions is W=-0.051x3 + 2.93x2 + 74.6x + 1589 where W is the weight of the emissions in millions of tons and x is the number of years since 1950. Use synthetic division to evaluate the model for the year 1960.

    any help would be appreciated, Synthetic Division is not my strong point
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlgebraicallyChallenged View Post
    12. A cubic model of the yearly worldwide carbon emissions is W=-0.051x3 + 2.93x2 + 74.6x + 1589 where W is the weight of the emissions in millions of tons and x is the number of years since 1950. Use synthetic division to evaluate the model for the year 1960.

    any help would be appreciated, Synthetic Division is not my strong point
    If "t = 0" refers to 1950, then what t-value refers to 1960? (Hint: Subtract.)

    You'll do your synthetic division with this t-value.

    To learn how to do synthetic division, try studying one or two online lessons. Once you've learned the basic technique, apply what you've learned to the following:

    Code:
    10 | -0.051 2.93 74.6 1589
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       +----------------------
    If you get stuck, you can then reply with a clear listing of your steps so far. Thank you!
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