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Dividing Polynomials

  • To divide a polynomial by a monomial, divide each term of the polynomial by the monomial.

  • To divide a trinomial by a binomial, try to factor the trinomial. If you can, then cancel any common binomial factors in the divisor and the dividend.

  • If there is no common binomial factor, or if the degree of the dividend is greater than 2, then use long division.

  • When dividing a polynomial by a binomial using long division, any terms missing in the dividend must be written explicitly, using a coefficient of 0.

Dividing Polynomials

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial 1:07
    • Example
  • Dividing a Polynomial by a Binomial 3:30
    • Example
  • Long Division 5:20
    • Example
  • Missing Terms 11:11
    • Example
  • Lecture Example 1 14:54
  • Lecture Example 2 16:35
  • Additional Example 3
  • Additional Example 4