Dividing Polynomials with Long Division

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In this lesson, the instructor explains how to divide polynomials using long division. He demonstrates the same step-by-step algorithm used in traditional long division, but instead applies it to polynomial equations. By working with the leading terms of each polynomial and checking answers through multiplication, students can successfully complete the division process. The final answer includes the quotient and remainder of the division, and this technique can be used for more complex polynomial equations.

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How to divide polynomials using long division

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you divide polynomials using long division?
  • How do you divide a polynomial by a binomial?
  • How do you divide (x^3 + 4x^2 - 3x - 12)/(x + 2)?
  • How do you write the remainder of a polynomial long division problem?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows how to divide polynomials using long division. This process is explained using the building block of dividing numbers using long division. Each step involved in doing the long division is shown, including how to write the remainder at the end of the problem.