Divide Polynomials using long division - Part 1

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In this lesson, you will learn how to divide polynomials using long division when the denominator is a binomial or a trinomial. The instructor emphasizes the importance of not trying to cancel terms and instead using long division to solve the problem. The lesson walks you through the steps of identifying what to divide into, multiplying the first term, subtracting, and checking your answer. The ultimate goal is to arrive at a quotient that can be used to check your work by multiplying it with what you divided by.

Lesson Description:

Part 1 of how to divide a Polynomial by a Polynomial using long division.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you divide polynomials using long division?
  • How do you know when you need to use long division to divide polynomials?
  • How do you divide (12x^2 - 64x - 11)/(6x + 1)?
  • What are the steps for doing long division of polynomials?
  • How does long division with variables work?
  • How can you check to make sure that your answer is correct when you do polynomial long division?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video is an excellent tutorial for polynomial long division. An example is shown step by step to really reinforce every step in this procedure.