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Christos

  • 2 years ago

Can you teach me how to do long division?

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  1. Luigi0210
    • 2 years ago
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    Any specific examples..?

  2. smokeydabear
    • 2 years ago
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    I can teach you my more kid-friendly approach to long division, if that's okay with you.

  3. Christos
    • 2 years ago
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    2x^3-3x^2-36x+5

  4. smokeydabear
    • 2 years ago
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    Oh that sort of long division... Yeah I always forget that. Luigi, I summon thee!

  5. Luigi0210
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    What are you dividing it by?

  6. Christos
    • 2 years ago
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    diving by x - 5

  7. Luigi0210
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    There's an easier way. Have you learned synthetic division?

  8. Christos
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    No can you teach me please

  9. Luigi0210
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    Synthetic division is like upside down division. So for the problem \[\frac{ 2x^3-3x^2-36x+5 }{ x-5 }\] It would look like this: |dw:1368504397441:dw|

  10. Christos
    • 2 years ago
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    the result is 2x^3+7x-1 ?

  11. Luigi0210
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    no 2x^2

  12. Christos
    • 2 years ago
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    can you explain to me how you got those numbers at your image

  13. Christos
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    These ones http://screencast.com/t/lqjFKcJA

  14. Luigi0210
    • 2 years ago
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    For synthetic division first what you do is solve for x: x-5=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

  15. Christos
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    thank you

  16. Luigi0210
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    Synthetic division only works with linear equations.

  17. Christos
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    what do you mean by "linear" ?

  18. Christos
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    @Luigi0210

  19. Luigi0210
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    Like you can't use this method if you're dividing by like x^2 and beyond. It only works with x+5, x-2, 5x+9, etc.

  20. Christos
    • 2 years ago
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    I see :)

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