Hi there,

can anyone help me with this question from my practice exam?

r(x) = (x^3 + x^2 + 2x) / x ( x - 1)

i need to write r(x) as p(x) + t(x)/q(x), for polynomials p,t and q with deg(t) < deg(q)

Thanks

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- November 25th 2009, 10:57 PMjameytexam preparation
Hi there,

can anyone help me with this question from my practice exam?

r(x) = (x^3 + x^2 + 2x) / x ( x - 1)

i need to write r(x) as p(x) + t(x)/q(x), for polynomials p,t and q with deg(t) < deg(q)

Thanks - November 25th 2009, 11:14 PMArturo_026
Not sure if this is how you should do it, but it seems to make sense to me.

r(x) = (x^2 + x + 2)/(x-1)

r(x) = [(x^2 + x -2) +4]/(x-1)

r(x) = (x+2) + 4/(x-1) - November 25th 2009, 11:23 PMjameyt
i have the answer here:

just not sure how to get it........:

x + 2 + 4x / (x^2 - x) - November 25th 2009, 11:25 PMArturo_026
- November 25th 2009, 11:28 PMjameyt
yes sorry

- November 25th 2009, 11:37 PMArturo_026
Ok, sorry, I made an error in my first answer.

So here it is again, It's basically the same process but this time I won't cross out the x at the beginning:

r(x) = [x(x^2 + x + 2)]/(x^2-x)

r(x) = [x[(x^2 + x -2) +2 +2]]/(x^2-x) .... notice I added and subtracted 2 to get a factorable form

r(x) = [x(x+2)(x-1)]/[x(x-1)] + 4x/(x^2-x) ... simplify

r(x) = (x+2) + 4x/(x^2-x)

Write it out so you can see the process better.