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drooble122

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- Homework Statement
- Divide 15+2m^4-31m+9m^2+4m^3+m^5 by 3-2m-m^2

- Relevant Equations
- Use method of detached coefficients

-1 -2 3 | 1 2 4 9 -31 15 | -1 -7 5

1 2 -3

7 9 -31 15

7 14 -21

-5 -10 15

5 -10 15The quotient has the coefficients -1, -7, 5. Now here is the problem. I assumed the variables would thus be -1m^2-7m-5. Turns out the correct answer is -1m^3-7m-5. But i thought in the quotient its all lined up from right to left by the power: 0,1,2,3...etc. Clearly this is not the case.

Any instruction on how to assign the proper power to the variable would be appreciated. Thanks.

1 2 -3

7 9 -31 15

7 14 -21

-5 -10 15

5 -10 15The quotient has the coefficients -1, -7, 5. Now here is the problem. I assumed the variables would thus be -1m^2-7m-5. Turns out the correct answer is -1m^3-7m-5. But i thought in the quotient its all lined up from right to left by the power: 0,1,2,3...etc. Clearly this is not the case.

Any instruction on how to assign the proper power to the variable would be appreciated. Thanks.

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