How do I use the remainder theorem to divide #2x^2-5x-1# by #x-3#?
The remainder theorem results in the output value of the given polynomial after evaluating it at a specific value of
First you solve the divisor by setting it equal to zero.
The coefficients of
We begin by multiplying the value of
This product is then added to the next coefficient. The result of the previous operation is then multiplied by
The numbers in parentheses are are the coefficients.
By using the remainder theorem we see that
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