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    Question Dividing Polynomials: Remainder.

    If the X^4 - 6x^3 + 16x^2 -25x + 10 is divided by annother polynomial is divided by another polynomial x^2 - 2x + k,the reaminder comes out to be x+a,find k and a:
    please help at the earliest...have exams day after tom...
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    Go ahead and divide x^4 - 6x^3 + 16x^2 -25x + 10 by x^2 - 2x + k using long division. The remainder is a linear polynomial f_1(k)x+f_2(k) for some expressions f_1, f_2. On the other hand, the remainder is x+a. Therefore, f_1(k)=1, from where you can find k. Then a=f_2(k).
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    Hello, anshulbshah!

    Your wording is weird . . . I'll tke a guess at what you meant.

    And emakarov is correct!



    \text{If }\,x^4 - 6x^3 + 16x^2 -25x + 10\,\text{ is divided by }\,x^2 - 2x + k,

    . . \text{the remainder is: }\;x+a.

    \text{Find }\,k\text{ and }\,a.

    Long Division:

    \begin{array}{cccccccccccc}<br />
&&&&&& x^2 & - & 4x & + & (8-k) \\<br />
& & --&--&--&--&--&--&--&--&--- \\<br />
x^2\!-\12x\!+\!k & | & x^4 &-& 6x^3 &+& 16x^2 &-& 25x &+& 10 \\<br />
&& x^4 &-& 2x^3 &+& kx^2 \\<br />
&& --&--&--&--&--- \\<br />
&&& - & 4x^3 &+& (16\!-\!k)x^2 &-& 25x \\<br />
&&& - & 4x^3 &+& 8x^2 &-& 4kx \\<br />
&&& --&--&--&---&--&--- \\<br />
&&&&&& (8\!-\!k)x^2 &-& (25\!-\!4k)x &+& 10 \\<br />
&&&&&& (8\!-\!k)x^2 &-& 2(8\!-\!k)x &+& k(8-k) \\<br />
&&&&&& ---&--&---&--&--- \\<br />
&&&&&&&& (2k\!-\!9)x &+& 10-k(8\!-\!k)\end{array}


    We have: . (2k-9)x + (k^2 - 8k + 10) \;=\;x + a


    Equate coefficients: . \begin{Bmatrix}2k-9 &=& 1 & [1] \\ k^2-8k+10 &=& a & [2] \end{Bmatrix}


    From [1]: . 2k-9\:=\:1 \quad\Rightarrow\quad \boxed{k \:=\:5}

    Substitute into [2]: . a \:=\:5^2 - 8(5) + 10 \quad\Rightarrow\quad \boxed{a \:=\:-5}

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    Thanks .. Got my mistake
    Quote Originally Posted by Soroban View Post
    Hello, anshulbshah!

    Your wording is weird . . . I'll tke a guess at what you meant.

    And emakarov is correct!




    Long Division:

    \begin{array}{cccccccccccc}<br />
&&&&&& x^2 & - & 4x & + & (8-k) \\<br />
& & --&--&--&--&--&--&--&--&--- \\<br />
x^2\!-\12x\!+\!k & | & x^4 &-& 6x^3 &+& 16x^2 &-& 25x &+& 10 \\<br />
&& x^4 &-& 2x^3 &+& kx^2 \\<br />
&& --&--&--&--&--- \\<br />
&&& - & 4x^3 &+& (16\!-\!k)x^2 &-& 25x \\<br />
&&& - & 4x^3 &+& 8x^2 &-& 4kx \\<br />
&&& --&--&--&---&--&--- \\<br />
&&&&&& (8\!-\!k)x^2 &-& (25\!-\!4k)x &+& 10 \\<br />
&&&&&& (8\!-\!k)x^2 &-& 2(8\!-\!k)x &+& k(8-k) \\<br />
&&&&&& ---&--&---&--&--- \\<br />
&&&&&&&& (2k\!-\!9)x &+& 10-k(8\!-\!k)\end{array}


    We have: . (2k-9)x + (k^2 - 8k + 10) \;=\;x + a


    Equate coefficients: . \begin{Bmatrix}2k-9 &=& 1 & [1] \\ k^2-8k+10 &=& a & [2] \end{Bmatrix}


    From [1]: . 2k-9\:=\:1 \quad\Rightarrow\quad \boxed{k \:=\:5}

    Substitute into [2]: . a \:=\:5^2 - 8(5) + 10 \quad\Rightarrow\quad \boxed{a \:=\:-5}

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    A way to avoid long division -- let:

    \displaystyle \frac{x^4 - 6x^3 + 16x^2 -25x + 10}{x^2 - 2x + k} = (bx^2+cx+d)+\frac{x+a}{x^2 - 2x + k}

    \displaystyle \Rightarrow {x^4 - 6x^3 + 16x^2 -25x + 10} = (x^2 - 2x + k)(bx^2+cx+d)+(x+a)

    \displaystyle \Rightarrow {x^4 - 6x^3 + 16x^2 -25x + 10} = bx^4+(c-2b)x^3+(d-2c+kb)x^2+(kc-2d+1)x+kc+a \;\; ^{\bigg\star}

    ^* b = 1 \;\; \therefore \; c-2b = -6 \Rightarrow c = -4 \;\; \therefore \; d-2c+kb = 16 \Rightarrow d = 8-k [/Math]<br /> <br />
 [Math]\therefore \; kc-2d+1 = -25 \Rightarrow \boxed{k = 5} \;\; \therefore \; d = 8-k \Rightarrow d = 3 \;\; \therefore \; kc+a = 10 \Rightarrow \boxed{a = -5}.

    \star The key at this step is of course to add the x in the remainder with the other x terms.
    * We compare the coefficients, of course.
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