(5x2 − 22x + 8) ÷ (x − 4)?

Accepted Solution

Answer:Let's use synthetic division to solve this problem. This method is applied for dividing polynomials by binomials of the form [tex]x-k[/tex]. These are the steps you must follows: a) Take the coefficients of [tex]p(x)[/tex] and write them down in order.b) Copy the leftmost coefficient  to the bottom. Hence the first coefficient of the quotient is the same first coefficient of the dividend.c) Add terms in vertical patterns and multiply by [tex]k[/tex] in diagonal patterns.________________________The solution is shown below. Finally, we can write our solution as:[tex]\frac{5x^2-22x+8}{x-4}=5x-2[/tex]