Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 11 - Rational Expressions and Functions - Mid-Chapter Quiz - Page 690: 24


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They both involve the division of each term of the polynomial by the monomial and will result in the same quotient. The difference is that long division follows a rule that the polynomial must be in standard form and that when there is a missing x term, you replace it with a placeholder of 0. Multiplying by the reciprocal is simpler and has shorter steps than using long division.
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