College Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter 3 - Polynomial and Rational Functions - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 6

Answer

Fill the blanks in with divisor ... quotient ... remainder ... dividend

Work Step by Step

The algorithm of polynomial division was derived from the long division of numbers, so the same principles apply. dividend$\div$divisor=quotient +$\displaystyle \frac{remainder}{divisor}$ To check the result (see box: The Division Algorithm on p.367) dividend = (divisor)(quotient) +(remainder) we multiply the divisor with the quotient, and then add the remainder. You should obtain the dividend
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