In this lecture you will learn the Remainder Theorem and Factor Theorem. Professor Fraser begins with the Remainder Theorem with an overview of important concepts such as Quotient and Remainder. You will then move into Synthetic Substitution before hitting the Factor Theorem and applying it to Factoring Polynomials.
substitution to evaluate a polynomial of degree 4 or more for a
division to find the factors of a polynomial of degree 3 or more.
Guess and then check your guess by synthetic division. Once you
find one factor, use synthetic division to find a factor of the
quotient. Keep going until the quotient is quadratic. At this
point, use the quadratic formula to factor the quadratic.
Remainder and Factor Theorems
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.