# Chapter 11 - Rational Expressions and Functions - 11-3 Dividing Polynomials - Got It? - Page 679: 2

The answer is $2m+3$.

#### Work Step by Step

Given: $(2m^2-m-3) \div (m+1)$ Begin the long division process: Divide: $2m^2 \div m =2m$ Multiply: $2m^2 +2m$ Then subtract: $-3m -3$ Repeat the process: Divide: $-3m \div m = -3$ Multiply: $-3(m+1)=-3m-3$ Then subtract. The remainder is $0$. The answer is $2m+3$.

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.