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April 24th, 2014, 12:27 AM   #1
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How many times x^2 goes into 3x^3

Sorry, but can someone please explain to me why x^2 goes into 3x^3 3x times?

Another example would be x goes into -2x^2 = -2

I can't understand this.

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Sorry but can someone please explain to me why x^2 goes into 3x^3 3x times?
Because $\displaystyle \frac{3x^3}{x^2}\, = \,3x$.

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Another example would be x goes into -2x^2 = -2
Not quite: $x$ goes into $-2x^2$ $-2x$ times.
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Except when x = 0, then x^2 fits in 3x^3 infinitely many times.
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Because $\displaystyle \frac{3x^3}{x^2}\, = \,3x$.


Not quite: $x$ goes into $-2x^2$ $-2x$ times.
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