# How do you use the remainder theorem to see if the #b-7# is a factor of #b^4-8b^3-b^2+62b-34#?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 22, 2016

b - 7 is not a factor of said equation.

#### Explanation:

Here b - 7 = 0. So, b = 7. now put the value of b i.e. 7 in equation

Hence,

= 2401 - 2744 - 49 + 434 - 34

= 2835 - 2827

= 8

Therefore b - 7 is not a factor of said equation.