# How do you use synthetic division to divide #(x^2 + 13x + 40) ÷ (x + 8)#?

##### 1 Answer

May 16, 2015

Doing synthetic division is rather like doing long division.

First look for a multiplier for

Subtract the right hand side from the original

Now look for a multiplier for

Subtract the right hand side from our last remainder

Bingo! It divides perfectly.

Adding together the multipliers