#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!

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!

#2

It should start with a fourth power.

edit: There's a math/science help thread.

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.

#5

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

*Last edited by meta1militia at Sep 30, 2011,*

#6

Do synthetic division, it's much easier.

#7

How to succeed at Algebra...

Drop the class.

Use that time to practice guitar.

Drop the class.

Use that time to practice guitar.

#8

Go ask Will Hunting.

#9

Next time, Wolfram Alpha that shit

#10

#11

Ahhh algebra I miss that class