so (x^4 - x^3 - 7x^2 + x + 6) / (x - 2) I tried synthetic division and came up with x^3 + x^2 -5x -9 with a remainder of 12/(x-2) look good?
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Originally Posted by netbook so (x^4 - x^3 - 7x^2 + x + 6) / (x - 2) I tried synthetic division and came up with x^3 + x^2 -5x -9 with a remainder of 12/(x-2) look good? You should be able to check this yourself. Multiply both sides by (x-2) and see if you end up with $\displaystyle x^4 - x^3 - 7x^2 + x + 6 $
yes it is the correct answer
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