Polynomial division and unknowns

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Polynomial division and unknowns

Postby mrwisdom » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:47 pm

when 10x^3 +mx^2 -x +10 is divided by 5x-3, the quotient is 2x^2 +nx - 2 and the remainder is 4. find the values of m and n

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Re: Polynomial division and unknowns

Postby nona.m.nona » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:43 pm

mrwisdom wrote:when 10x^3 +mx^2 -x +10 is divided by 5x-3, the quotient is 2x^2 +nx - 2 and the remainder is 4. find the values of m and n

What expressions did you get for the quotient and the remainder when you did the long division? When you set your expressions equal to the given expression and value, where did this lead?

Thank you.

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Re: Polynomial division and unknowns

Postby mrwisdom » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:56 pm

im not sure i understand what you mean.

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Re: Polynomial division and unknowns

Postby Martingale » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:50 pm

mrwisdom wrote:when 10x^3 +mx^2 -x +10 is divided by 5x-3, the quotient is 2x^2 +nx - 2 and the remainder is 4. find the values of m and n







thus



expand and solve for . Then you will be able to get


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