In Synthetic Division Part 1, Julie Harland demonstrates how to divide a polynomial by a linear binomial using synthetic division. This method is much quicker than long division and can be used to check the work. The coefficients of the polynomial are written in order, and the process involves multiplication and addition, eventually leading to the coefficients of the answer. Harland also emphasizes the importance of checking the work, regardless of the method used.
This video shows how to divide a polynomial by a linear binomial using synthetic division. Checking work is also shown.
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