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Luigi0210Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Any specific examples..?
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smokeydabearBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I can teach you my more kidfriendly approach to long division, if that's okay with you.
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smokeydabearBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh that sort of long division... Yeah I always forget that. Luigi, I summon thee!
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Luigi0210Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What are you dividing it by?
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Luigi0210Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
There's an easier way. Have you learned synthetic division?
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ChristosBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No can you teach me please
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Luigi0210Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Synthetic division is like upside down division. So for the problem \[\frac{ 2x^33x^236x+5 }{ x5 }\] It would look like this: dw:1368504397441:dw
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ChristosBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the result is 2x^3+7x1 ?
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ChristosBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
can you explain to me how you got those numbers at your image
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ChristosBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
These ones http://screencast.com/t/lqjFKcJA
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Luigi0210Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
For synthetic division first what you do is solve for x: x5=0 x=5  Now just take the coefficients of the equation and plug them in. When it is set up you then drop the first number, like in the example we dropped the 2. Next we would multiply it by 5 and add it to the next coefficient and then repeat. So 5*2 is 10. and 3+10 is 7.and 7*5 is 35. 35+36 which is 1. and 1*5 is 5 and so on
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Luigi0210Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Synthetic division only works with linear equations.
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ChristosBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what do you mean by "linear" ?
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Luigi0210Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Like you can't use this method if you're dividing by like x^2 and beyond. It only works with x+5, x2, 5x+9, etc.
 11 months ago
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