Dividing Polynomials

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Dividing Polynomials

I need help dividing polynomials with a negative in the numerator and when the variable in the denominator is higher than the one in the numerator.

For example, -8xy^5/2x^3y and 3n^2/-9n^5.

Xo Exia oX

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Re: Dividing Polynomials

Xo Exia oX wrote:I need help dividing polynomials with a negative in the numerator and when the variable in the denominator is higher than the one in the numerator.

For example, -8xy^5/2x^3y and 3n^2/-9n^5.

$\frac{-8xy^5}{2x^3y}=\frac{-8xyyyyy}{2xxxy}=\frac{-8\cancel{x}yyyy\cancel{y}}{2xx\cancel{x}\cancel{y}}=\frac{-8yyyy}{2xx}=\cdots$

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