This lesson explains how to divide polynomials, starting with simple division of a polynomial by a monomial and then moving on to long division of polynomials. The distributive property is used to divide each individual term in the polynomial by the divisor. For long division, the setup is similar to regular long division with the divisor on the outside and the dividend on the inside. Placeholders may be necessary for missing powers of the divisor in the dividend. This method is necessary for more complex polynomials that cannot be divided using synthetic division.
An explanation of how to divide polynomials.