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# how to divide polynimials

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how do you divide polynomials with multiple x terms?
Guest Feb 1, 2012

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Yes it is a choice thing.

Sythetic division is much quicker but I have to look up how to do it every time because I have used normal long division for years and i do not have a good memory.

However if you can remember it, it will make you faster and exams tend to be long so speed does matter.

Oh sorry, I thought i was answering the question - silly me.

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Here is a couple of you tube clips that will help.

Synthetic Division

Long division

Melody  Jun 7, 2014
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My son just learned this in this school year (11th grade).

Current educators in secondary mathematics teach students to use a method called "synthetic division."

However, following the same steps used for long division of whole numbers, a student can easily learn how to do "long division" in algebra, which includes variables, coefficients, and whole numbers.

Either can be searched online. Many students like synthetic division. I just think it is one extra technique to memorize when students already are proficient in long division of whole numbers.

jjzamball  Jun 7, 2014
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Yes it is a choice thing.

Sythetic division is much quicker but I have to look up how to do it every time because I have used normal long division for years and i do not have a good memory.

However if you can remember it, it will make you faster and exams tend to be long so speed does matter.

Oh sorry, I thought i was answering the question - silly me.

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Here is a couple of you tube clips that will help.

Synthetic Division

Long division