How do you divide #(3x^4-2x^3+5x^2-4x-2)div(x+1)# using synthetic division?

1 Answer
May 8, 2017

Answer:

The remainder is #=12# and the quotient is #=3x^3-5x^2+10x-14#

Explanation:

Let's perform the synthetic division

Let #f(x)=3x^4-2x^3+5x^2-4x-2#

Let's perform the synthetic division

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#f(x)=(3x^3-5x^2+10x-14)+12/(x+1)#

The remainder is #=-2#