What is the remainder?

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What is the remainder??

Homework Statement



What is the remainder when (a+b+c)^333-a^333-b^333-c^333 is divided by (a+b+c)^3-a^3-b^3-c^3?

Homework Equations



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The Attempt at a Solution



I tried this
(a+b+c)^333-a^333-b^333-c^333 = Q{(a+b+c)^3-a^3-b^3-c^3}+h

where h is the remainder
I proceeded further but only managed to work out that Q>(a+b+c)^330.
I don't know how to attack this types of problem.
Please help!
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
StatusX
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Are these polynomials in the variables a,b,c? If so, I don't think there's a natural way to talk about remainders. You first have to define a norm on the set of polynomials. For example, you could take it to be the largest power of a (or b, or c, which is what I mean by when I say there's no natural way).
 
  • #3
Gib Z
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Why Don't you just do it by hand? :p
 

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