We can use synthetic division when dividing or evaluating polynomials. To evaluate polynomials using synthetic division, we use the same process as dividing polynomials with synthetic division. When evaluating a polynomial using synthetic division, the remainder is the answer that you would arrive at if you evaluated by plugging in.
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Given P(x) = x² − 3x + 4
Given P(x) = x³ + 6x² + 3x