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anonymous
 4 years ago
what is the difference between long division and synthetic division?
anonymous
 4 years ago
what is the difference between long division and synthetic division?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0synthetic division is way more complicated? :)) well for me, perhaps.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can I have a definition for both and the difference between them. please

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i assume you mean of polynomials?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0long division is dividing polynomials the long way, you know, the bringing down x's and powers and subtracting stuff (sorry for the unrigorous description :)) synthetic division is just designed to make long division shorter (it is certainly badly designed because all it does is confuse me) and also it works for linear divisors only. that means it only works if the divident is divided by a polynomial written in the form x  k

Directrix
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polydiv2.htm and http://www.purplemath.com/modules/synthdiv.htm
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