when 3x^3 + 2x^2 + ax +b is divided by x-1 the remainder is 5. when divided by 3x-1 the remainder is -1/3. find values of a and b thanks everyone
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Originally Posted by gracey when 3x^3 + 2x^2 + ax +b is divided by x-1 the remainder is 5. when divided by 3x-1 the remainder is -1/3. find values of a and b thanks everyone Use the remainder theorem: When a polynomial P(x) is divided by the remainder is . Let . Then: .... (1) .... (2) Solve equations (1) and (2) simultaneously for a and b.
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