Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter 2 - Section 2.4 - Dividing Polynomials; Remainder and Factor Theorems - Exercise Set - Page 365: 72


The given statement is true.

Work Step by Step

Every time polynomials are divided using the synthetic division method, only a highly condensed form of the long division procedure is done, without involvement of the variables and exponents (and no loss of any essential data takes place). Thus, in all those problems where the synthetic division method can be applied, the long division method of the polynomial can also be used.
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