[SPLIT] when dividing x^3-3x^2+2, should "0" be put in for "  TOPIC_SOLVED

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[SPLIT] when dividing x^3-3x^2+2, should "0" be put in for "  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby Aqua Dragon on Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:51 pm

Just to make sure I'm doing this right), if you have the polynomial function of x^3-3x^2+2, and you wanted to do synthetic division, would you put a 0 in place of where regular ax would go?

So would you synthesize the function of x^3-3x^2+0x+2 (having the set of numbers 1, -3, 0, and 2) or just the regular equation? (Which gives the number set of 1, -3, 2)

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1 | 1   -3   0   2
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1 | 1   -3    2
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Postby stapel_eliz on Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:22 pm

Just as when you're doing long polynomial division, you do need to insert zeroes to "hold the place of" the "missing" terms when doing synthetic division. :wink:
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Re: [SPLIT] when dividing x^3-3x^2+2, should "0" be put in for "

Postby Aqua Dragon on Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:29 pm

Ah, alright. Thanks for all the help. I've got it from here :thumb:
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