moongazer
  • moongazer
can you divide x-2 by X^2 - 3x + 2 just curious :)
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lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
can you divide 1 by 2?
moongazer
  • moongazer
yup
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
that logic applieshere

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moongazer
  • moongazer
how do you do it if yes :)
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
factor out the denominator
anonymous
  • anonymous
okay zero of x-2 = -2 |dw:1341734419408:dw|
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
(x^2 - 3x + 2 = (x-2)(x-1)
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
then something will cancel
moongazer
  • moongazer
but can you use long division ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
|dw:1341734486094:dw|
anonymous
  • anonymous
-2
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
\[\frac{x-2}{x^2 - 3x + 2} \implies \frac{x-2}{(x-2)(x-1)}\]
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
@moongazer no
moongazer
  • moongazer
ohh ok
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
long division only applies when the numerator has a larger degree
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
or equal
moongazer
  • moongazer
ohh thanks for that :)
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
moongazer
  • moongazer
so I can't also use synthetic division right?
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
yup
moongazer
  • moongazer
ok thanks :)

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