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Polynomes problem

  1. Jun 15, 2006 #1
    Hi there, can anyone tell me how to resolve this problem?

    (4x^3 - 8x^3 + 7x - 2) : (2x^2 - 3x + 2)

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  3. Jun 15, 2006 #2


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    By using the techniques in polynomial division, mayhap?
    In particular, remember that the division algorithm can be regarded as an instance of repeated subtraction..
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  4. Jun 15, 2006 #3


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    It looks like there is a typo - the second term in the numerator should have an exponent of 2? Is so, answer looks like 2x-1.
  5. Jun 16, 2006 #4


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    Assuming the second term should be 8x2, my answer agrees with yours mathman (I equated the coefficients)
  6. Jun 19, 2006 #5
    Thank you guys, it's good to meet good mathematicans :)
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