# How do you determine whether #x+2# is a factor of the polynomial #x^4+3x^3-x^2-3x+6#?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 16, 2016

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

Upon division of a polynomial

the quotient will be a polynomial

remainder is 0. In brief,

Here a = -2 and the biquadratic, at

So, x+2 is a factor.