Synthetic Division Part 1

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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.

Lesson Description:

This video shows how to divide a polynomial by a linear binomial using synthetic division. Checking work is also shown.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you divide polynomials?
  • How do you divide polynomials with synthetic division?
  • How do you divide (3x^2 - 5x + 1)/(x + 4) using synthetic division?
  • How do you divide (3x^2 - 5x + 1)/(x + 4) using long division?
  • How do you write the remainder of a polynomial division problem?
  • How do you set up a polynomial synthetic division problem?
  • How can you check your solution to a polynomial division problem?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows how to divide a polynomial by a binomial using long division, and then it shows how to divide the same polynomials using synthetic division. Each step in the process is explained and shown.