College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter R - Section R.6 - Synthetic Division - R.6 Assess Your Understanding - Page 61: 3


Option (d)

Work Step by Step

Synthetic division works only when the divisor is in the form $x-c$. This means that the divisor must be linear (degree 1). Since $x^2+5$ is not linear, synthetic division cannot be used in dividing the polynomials.
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