Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.5 - Dividing by Binomials - Concept Quiz 5.5 - Page 217: 5



Work Step by Step

We insert a term as a placeholder in order to make the division process easier. However, if we insert a variable in a polynomial, then its value will change. To prevent this, we multiply that variable by 0. As we know, everything multiplied by 0 yields 0, and adding 0 to a polynomial doesn't change its value. So, this statement is true.
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