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Remainder theorem ?

  1. Oct 15, 2006 #1
    remainder theorem....?

    Find the value of 'a' and 'b' and the remaining factor if the expression ax^3-11x^2+bx+3 is divisible by x^2-4x^2+3

    do i simplify x^2-4x^2+3 and then substitute for x?

    im so lostt!!!!
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  3. Oct 15, 2006 #2


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    Definitely simplify it.

    A good place to start: If one polynomial is divisible by another one, what does that say about their roots?
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