#1
I need help with this division problem and I know I have a close answer, but I'm not sure if it's exactly right:

3x^5-14x^4+16x^3-28x^2-16x / x-4

I have 3x^3-2x^2+8x+4 but I'm not sure if it's right. I don't really know if it should start off to the fourth power or the third. Please help!
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#2
It should start with a fourth power.

edit: There's a math/science help thread.
Last edited by MakinLattes at Sep 30, 2011,
#3
and that ^ thingy is the power symbol? Lemme see if i actually know how to do this
#4
It starts off with the fourth power since you're just dividing by one x. So the final answer is 3x^4-2x^3+8x^2+4x.
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Quote by MakinLattes
it should start with a fourth power.

thank you!

and the ^ does represent an exponent (to the power of..). Is the rest of the problem correct? So it should just be:

3x^4-2x^3+8x^2+4x ?

EDIT:

Thanks guys, it was correct... xD
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#7
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