## anonymous one year ago How do you simplify (2x^3-11x^2+20x-12) / (x-2) using synthetic division?

1. Nnesha

set the divisor equal to zero and then solve for x x-2=0 |dw:1439075450901:dw| and just write the coefficients

2. anonymous

yes, I'd use synthetic, could also do long division, just that synthetic lends itself on this one

3. anonymous

$$\large \begin{array}{llllll} 2&|&2&-11&20&-12\\ &|&&\square ? \\\hline\\ &&2 \end{array}$$

4. Nnesha

|dw:1439075783075:dw| drop down the leading coefficient and then multiply that by x values which is 2 write down the answer where the question mark is (on above comment by jdoe) and then combine that with -11