1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Let p(x) be a polynomial in F[x]. Show that p1(x)≈p2(x) if and only if p(x)|(p1(x)-p2(x)) is an equivalence relation 3. The attempt at a solution To be completely honest, I have no idea where to begin. This class has been a nightmare and this has been, by far, the worst professor I have ever had. No one in the class has any idea what is going on. I don't even really understand and to show the the second part of this is an equivalence relation. Thanks in advance for the help. I won't be offended if you speak to me like I'm a small child as I am so lost in this class.