moongazer
can you divide x2 by X^2  3x + 2
just curious :)



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can you divide 1 by 2?

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yup

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that logic applieshere

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how do you do it if yes :)

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factor out the denominator

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okay zero of x2 = 2
dw:1341734419408:dw

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(x^2  3x + 2 = (x2)(x1)

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then something will cancel

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but can you use long division ?

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dw:1341734486094:dw

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\[\frac{x2}{x^2  3x + 2} \implies \frac{x2}{(x2)(x1)}\]

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@moongazer no

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ohh ok

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long division only applies when the numerator has a larger degree

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or equal

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ohh thanks for that :)

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<tips hat>

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so I can't also use synthetic division right?

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yup

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ok thanks :)