# How do you divide # s+s^2 -8# by #x+4#?

##### 1 Answer

Another way of writing it:

#### Explanation:

I do not know how to set up long division on this site so I will do my best without it:

Based on the assumption you mean:

There is nothing to associate

Write

considering just the constants:

So the first part of our solution is -2

If the division gives -2 then we have to subtract

from the original expression to determine what is left. This in turn will also have to be divided by

so we have in effect a remainder of:

Adding the remainder to the first part we have:

This would give:

or

Addendum: Checking the solution

If my solution is correct then multiplying it by

which gives us:

so correct!!!!