In Dividing Polynomials, Professor Eaton begins with first dividing by a monomial and then moving into long division and the remainder term. After examples including regular numbers and polynomials, she moves into synthetic division and its restrictions. Finally, she concludes with the divisor in synthetic division before the ending four comprehensive examples.
When dividing a polynomial by a binomial, any missing terms of the dividend must be written explicitly, using a coefficient of 0.
In synthetic division, the coefficient of the binomial divisor must be 1. If it is not, the division problem must be rewritten so that it is 1.
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