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Synthetic Division

A shortcut for polynomial long division that can be used when dividing by an expression of the form xc or x + c. Note: This allows an improper rational expression to be written as a sum of a polynomial and a proper rational expression.

 

 

See also

Synthetic substitution

 


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Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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