### Concept (1)

When dividing polynomials, we can use either long division or synthetic division to arrive at an answer. We can use synthetic division to divide polynomials if the degree in the divisor is equal to 1 and if the coefficient of the variable in the divisor is equal to 1. After we do this, we can write the coefficients of the divisor and dividend and use synthetic division to determine the answer.

### Sample Problems (5)

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Divide:

x³ − 13x − 12
x + 1
###### Problem 1
How to divide polynomials using synthetic division.

Divide:

x³ + 2x − 4
2x − 1
###### Problem 2
How to divide polynomials with remainders using synthetic division.
###### Problem 3
Performing synthetic division with remainders zero and checking work with (quotient)(divisor) = dividend.
###### Problem 4
Using synthetic division to divide polynomials and writing the remainders as fractions of the divisor.
###### Problem 5
Using synthetic division to determine whether a binomial is a factor of a polynomial.