# How do you find the remainder when (x^3 - 5x^2 + 7x +3) ÷ (x-2)?

Dec 18, 2015

You could use either polynomial long division or synthetic division to get Remainder $= 29$

#### Explanation:

synthetic division

{: (,"|",1,-5,+7,color(white)("x")+3), (,"|",,+2,+6,+26), ("-----",,"----","----","----","-----"), (xx (+2),"|",1,-3,+13,color(white)("X")color(red)(29)) :}

polynomial long division

{: (,,x^2,-3x,+13,), (,,"-----","-----","-----","-----"), (x-2,")",x^3,-5x^2,+7x,+3), (,,x^2,-2x^2,,), (,,"----","-----",,), (,,,3x^2,+7x,), (,,,3x^2,-6x,), (,,,"-----","----",), (,,,,13x,+3), (,,,,13x,-26), (,,,,"-----","-----"), (,,,,,color(red)(29)) :}

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