I kinda don't understand that assignement, can someone help me with it please? What do I need to do?

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- October 16th 2012, 11:41 AMTheCrackerWrite the expression ... in the form ...
I kinda don't understand that assignement, can someone help me with it please? What do I need to do?

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Uploaded with ImageShack.us - October 16th 2012, 12:35 PMjohnsomeoneRe: Write the expression ... in the form ...
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Polynomials behave the same way, only now you stop with a "remainder" when the degree is less than the degree of the denominator (as compared to integers, where you stop when the numerator is less than the demoninator.) But it's still the procedure of rewriting a fraction after doing the long division and stopping with a remainder. It's analogous to converting a simple fraction into a mixed fraction.

So what you need to do is polynomial long division. Do you know how to do that? - October 16th 2012, 12:52 PMSorobanRe: Write the expression ... in the form ...
Hello, TheCracker!

What a pendantic way to write the problem!

No wonder you "kinda don't understand" it.

Quote:

They are asking us to perform some*long division.*

We are to find the quotient

. . and write the remainder in the form of a fraction: .

Therefore: .

- October 16th 2012, 01:57 PMTheCrackerRe: Write the expression ... in the form ...
Okay, now I understand it, but how do I enter it into the available fields?

Do I enter it like x^4-2x^3-x^2 and so forth? I'm a little bit confused, because normally you have like an area you can write in when you have something to the power of something, but in such empty fields they always ask for specific real numbers :/ - October 17th 2012, 03:38 AMTheCrackerRe: Write the expression ... in the form ...
Any ideas? :/

- October 17th 2012, 04:10 AMearbothRe: Write the expression ... in the form ...
- October 17th 2012, 06:03 AMTheCrackerRe: Write the expression ... in the form ...
I wasn't sure if it would work with the fields provided, because as I said, normally when you have x to the power of something, the input-field looks different

Nevermind though, because it worked

Thank you