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moongazer

  • 2 years ago

can you divide x-2 by X^2 - 3x + 2 just curious :)

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  1. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    can you divide 1 by 2?

  2. moongazer
    • 2 years ago
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    yup

  3. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    that logic applieshere

  4. moongazer
    • 2 years ago
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    how do you do it if yes :)

  5. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    factor out the denominator

  6. Rohangrr
    • 2 years ago
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    okay zero of x-2 = -2 |dw:1341734419408:dw|

  7. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    (x^2 - 3x + 2 = (x-2)(x-1)

  8. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    then something will cancel

  9. moongazer
    • 2 years ago
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    but can you use long division ?

  10. Rohangrr
    • 2 years ago
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    |dw:1341734486094:dw|

  11. Rohangrr
    • 2 years ago
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    -2

  12. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    \[\frac{x-2}{x^2 - 3x + 2} \implies \frac{x-2}{(x-2)(x-1)}\]

  13. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    @moongazer no

  14. moongazer
    • 2 years ago
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    ohh ok

  15. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    long division only applies when the numerator has a larger degree

  16. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    or equal

  17. moongazer
    • 2 years ago
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    ohh thanks for that :)

  18. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    <tips hat>

  19. moongazer
    • 2 years ago
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    so I can't also use synthetic division right?

  20. lgbasallote
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    yup

  21. moongazer
    • 2 years ago
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    ok thanks :)

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