# How do you use synthetic division to divide #3x^3 + 2x^2 + 6x - 2# by #x+2#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 24, 2015

#### Explanation:

**Step 1.** Write only the coefficients of

**Step 2.** Change the sign of the constant in the divisor and put it at the left.

**Step 3.** Drop the first coefficient of the dividend below the division symbol.

**Step 4.** Multiply the drop-down by the divisor, and put the result in the next column.

**Step 5.** Add down the column.

**Step 6.** Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until you can go no farther

The quotient is

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