Synthetic Division Part 7

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In this video, Julie Harland teaches how to divide a polynomial by a linear binomial using synthetic division. She shows how to use the method when the coefficient of x in the linear binomial is not 1. Julie emphasizes the importance of writing the polynomial in descending order and dividing the coefficients of the quotient by the coefficient of x in the linear binomial. She concludes by demonstrating how to check the answer.

Lesson Description:

This video shows how to divide a polynomial by a linear binomial using synthetic division. Checking work is also shown. Shows how to use synthetic division when coefficient of x in linear binomial is not 1.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you divide a polynomial by a binomial using synthetic division?
  • How do you divide (7 - 3x^2 + 9x^3)/(3x + 2) with synthetic division?
  • How do you set up a synthetic division problem if there is a term missing?
  • How do you do synthetic division with a binomial that has a leading coefficient greater than 1?
  • How do you write the remainder in a polynomial division problem?
  • How do you check your solution to a polynomial division problem?
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    This part of the synthetic division series shows how to divide a polynomial of order 3 with a missing term by a binomial with a leading coefficient greater than 1. There are several things about this problem which make it a little tricky. All steps in the process of setting up the synthetic division problem, performing the synthetic division, and checking the answer are shown and explained.