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Polynomial division 2

  1. May 15, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Show by polynomial division that

    [tex]\frac{x^3-3x^2+12x-5}{x-2}=(x^2-x+10)+\frac{15}{x-2}[/tex]

    3. The attempt at a solution

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  3. May 15, 2013 #2

    SteamKing

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    In the attachment, you wrote the divisor as 'x' instead of 'x - 2' in the first line, which is incorrect.
     
  4. May 15, 2013 #3
    so other than that my working is ok?
     
  5. May 15, 2013 #4

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    You can always check your work by multiplying the quotient by the divisor and adding any remainder, to see if you obtain the original dividend.
     
  6. May 15, 2013 #5
    ah right that's what I have done on the bottom of the worksheets thanks :)
     
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