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............(1/2)???

2x^2...|(x^2+1)``````

2x^2 goes into x^2 one half times according to my mathematics, but somehow that answer doesn't work, somehow 2x^2 goes into x^2 twice.

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............(1/2)???

2x^2...|(x^2+1)``````

2x^2 goes into x^2 one half times according to my mathematics, but somehow that answer doesn't work, somehow 2x^2 goes into x^2 twice.

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You're doing the division backwards. The divisor is x

............(1/2)???

2x^2...|(x^2+1)``````

2x^2 goes into x^2 one half times according to my mathematics, but somehow that answer doesn't work, somehow 2x^2 goes into x^2 twice.

As a check, multiply the quotient ( 2 + (-2)/(x

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Ok that seemed to solve it, thanks.

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