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    Finding quotient and remainder of polynomial with variable

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P(x)=3x^4-kx^3+7x^2-x+1<br />

    If P(x)=Q(x) [x-3]+W determine  Q(x) and  W
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coukapecker View Post
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P(x)=3x^4-kx^3+7x^2-x+1<br />

    If P(x)=Q(x) [x-3]+W determine  Q(x) and  W
    W = P(3) (why?).

    To get Q(x), I suggest you do a polynomial long division. That is, divide x - 3 into P(X). This will also confirm the value of W.
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