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**otownsend** Thank you for responding.

Can you please read the below paragraph to further understand my confusion?

"The theorem says that when you divide a polynomial f(x) by another one g(x), there is a quotient q(x) and a remainder r(x). These are related by the equation: f(x) = g(x)q(x) + r(x)

The remainder r(x) either is zero, or has a degree lower than g(x).

For example, if g(x) is a linear polynomial, then r(x) should be a constant, and if g(x) is quadratic, then r(x) should be a linear polynomial of the form Ax+B."

**Since g(x) in this case is of a degree of 1, I was assuming that the reminder then must have a degree of 0 or in other words, a constant value. Why is 8b an exception to the rule explained in the paragraph above? **