## College Algebra (6th Edition)

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