The Remainder Theorem

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The Remainder Theorem

Postby Seaweed09 on Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:11 pm

The remainder theorem says when a polynomial function is divided by ax-b, the remainder is f(b/a). But if you take a function and divided it by 2x-1, for example, the remainder will be obviously different than when divided by 4x-2, which is 2x-1 multiplied by two. f(2/4) is the same as f(1/2), so the result when subbed into f(x) should be the same, but their remainders are obviously different. Can anybody clarify?
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Re: The Remainder Theorem

Postby nona.m.nona on Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:21 pm

Seaweed09 wrote:The remainder theorem says when a polynomial function is divided by ax-b, the remainder is f(b/a).

Actually, The Remainder Theorem refers to the value of f(a) with respect to the remainder after division by x - a.
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