Simplifying Rational Expressions...1

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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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    I will do 77 via synthetic division and 79 or 80 but not both via long division.
     
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