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: 7

Answer

$\underline{4}|\ \ 1\ \ 5\ -7\ \ 1$

Work Step by Step

Synthetic Division To divide a polynomial by $x-c$: 1. Arrange the polynomial in descending powers, with a $0$ coefficient for any missing term. 2. Write $c$ for the divisor, $x-c$. To the right, write the coefficients of the dividend. $...$ ----------- c=4, and the coefficients of the dividend are 1, 5, -7, 1. (none are missing) So our first step is to write $\underline{4}|\ 1\ 5\ -7\ 1$
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