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**hungryjimmy** Hi everyone!

I'm having a bit of difficulty solving these two questions.

1.) When the polynomial *mx*^{3} - 3*x*^{2 }+ *n* + 2 is divided by *x* + 3, the remainder is -1. When it is divided by *x* - 2, the remainder is -4. Determine the values of *m* and *n*.

For this one, I made the equations -27*m* - 27 - 3*n* + 2 = -1, and 8*m* - 12 + 2*n* + 2 = -4. Then, I multiplied the second equation by -3/2 to remove *n* via elimination.

-27*m* - 3*n* = 24

-12*m* - 3*n* = -9

-15m = 33

m = -11/5

The texbook says this is the correct answer, and I am unable to figure out what to do from here to get the value of *n*. For reference, the textbook says it is 59/5.