SYNTHETIC DIVISION QUESTION4

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Question 4

Find the quotient and remainder using synthetic division

( 3 x³ - 4 x² - 5 ) ÷ ( 3 x + 1 )

Solution

Let p (x) = 3 x³ - 4 x² - 5 be the dividend and q (x) = 3 x + 1 be the divisor. We shall find the quotient s(x) and the remainder r, by proceeding as follows.

q (x) = 0

3 x + 1 = 0

     3 x = - 1

       x = -1/3

Step 1:  Arrange the dividend and the divisor according to the descending powers of x and then write the coefficients of dividend in the first zero. Insert 0 for missing terms.

Step 2:  Find out the zero of the divisor.

Step 3:  Put 0 for the first entry in the second row. 

Step 4:  Write down the quotient and remainder accordingly. All the entries except the last one  in the third row constitute the coefficients of the quotient.

When P (x) is divided by (3x + 1), the quotient is 3 x² - 5 x + 5/3 and the remainder is -50/9.

Quotient = 3 x² - 5 x + 5/3

Remainder = -50/9

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