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## Homework Statement

A polynomial P(x) is divided by (x-1), and gives a remainder of 1. When P(x) is divided by (x+1), it gives a remainder of 3. Find the remainder when P(x) is divided by (x^2 - 1)

## Homework Equations

Remainder theorem

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know that

P(x) = (x-1)A(x) + 1

and P(x) = (x+1)B(x) + 3

But how would I relate to (x^2 -1)? I can multiply the two equations together to get (x^2 -1) but things get pretty messy.