Day 13 – Polynomials 2

The final topic in polynomials is division. Β We will study two different approaches:

To divide a polynomial by a monomial, we split up our fraction in several smaller fractions (one for each term on the top), each having the same denominator as the original. Β We then simplify each fraction individually.

To divide a polynomial by a polynomial, we will use a method that is very similar to the long division you learned in elementary school. Β In fact, if you try a long division problem (with numbers) before learning polynomial long division you will recognize many of the steps.

Here is a simpler example:

And here is a more complicated example:


5 Responses to Day 13 – Polynomials 2

  1. I realized its mandatory to take this class so I’m pretty much stuck here. Anyways, concerning the lesson I don’t get anything in this class but then when I go home and study on my own it hits me. Just commenting so this can be graded.

  2. candice W says:

    Polynomials are pretty easy to understand, So I’m not too worried about our next exam

  3. Hibba Abbas says:

    This to easy. I can easily pass the next test.

  4. Professor Halleck
    Rebecca Kogan

    After memorizing the rules of exponents when dividing, multiplying, etc. solving equations with polynomials is a lot easier because it comes naturally when you know what you are working with.

  5. awiltshire says:

    Pro. halleck

    Man this was challenging, but after several examples and a few of us working the problems out together in class I got it, If you don’t pay attention to signs, you can make simple mistakes

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