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Dividing Polynomials using Synthetic Division - Problem 5

Teacher/Instructor Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

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When we use synthetic division, we list the coefficients only of the polynomial and find the zero of the binomial that we're using as the divisor to put into the upper left-hand box. After you perform the synthetic division, if your remainder (bottom right) value is zero, then yes, the binomial is a factor. If your remainder is anything other than zero, then it is not a factor.

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