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 February 4th, 2007, 11:23 AM #1 Senior Member   Joined: Dec 2006 From: New Jersey Posts: 378 Thanks: 1 Synthetic Division Use synthetic division to find the quotient q(x) and remainder R when f(x) is divided by q(x). [1] f(x) = 0.1x^2 - 0.2; g(x) = x + 2.1 [2] f(x) = x^5 + 1; g(x) = x + 1
 February 4th, 2007, 02:37 PM #2 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,933 Thanks: 2207 I assume you meant "when f(x) is divided by g(x)". Consult your textbook for the method, which is very similar to normal long division. [1] q(x) = 0.1 x - 0.21, R = 0.241 [2] q(x) = x^4 - x^3 +x^2 - x + 1, R = 0
 February 18th, 2007, 04:02 PM #3 Senior Member   Joined: Dec 2006 From: New Jersey Posts: 378 Thanks: 1 ok Can you one of the questions for me to use as a guide?
 February 18th, 2007, 06:02 PM #4 Senior Member   Joined: Nov 2006 From: I'm a figment of my own imagination :? Posts: 848 Thanks: 0 Skipjack gave the answers to both. For how to perform synthetic division check out this link.

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