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Using Synthetic Division to Evaluate Polynomials - Problem 3

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Teacher/Instructor Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

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The remainder theorem says that is you do synthetic division with a given x value, then the remainder is the same value as if you had substituted that x in to the original polynomial. While substitution into a polynomial isn't usually very difficult, synthetic division can be a useful shortcut.

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