Synthetic Division

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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At about the 0:34 mark, the teacher says the zeros of these would be 5 and 4; he should have said 5 and -4.

Lesson Description:

Determining factors and listing the zeros of a polynomial using synthetic division

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Questions answered by this video:
  • If I am given a linear factor of a polynomial, then how can I check to make sure that it is actually a factor using synthetic division?
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    If you are given a polynomial and a linear factor of the polynomial, then you can use synthetic division to verify that the given linear factor is indeed a factor. This lesson shows how you can do that, and it goes on to discuss how to find the zeros of the polynomial.