# Simplifying Rational Expressions...1

Discussion in 'Other Pre-University Math' started by nycmathguy, Sep 12, 2021.

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Section 2.3
78, 79, 80

Note: Do not answer all three questions. I want to know if synthetic division can be used to answer 78, 79, and 80. If so, can you do 79 via synthetic division? If the answer is no, then I will solve 79 via long division.

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The divisor should be a linear term (of the form ax+b). -> in your case it's not a linear term
If it isn't, use the polynomial long division calculator instead.

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Calculator? Why not work it out by hand?

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work it out by hand

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