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    Divide (x^3 + 2x^2 -3) by (x-1)

    It would be really helpful if you could show me how to get to the answer! I've got a rough idea of what to do but keep getting stuck on the same bit on this particular question.

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    (Original post by TheWonderKid)
    Divide (x^3 + 2x^2 -3) by (x-1)

    It would be really helpful if you could show me how to get to the answer! I've got a rough idea of what to do but keep getting stuck on the same bit on this particular question.

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    Post your current working and where you get stuck, people here won't give you just an answer they wanna see a genuine attempt at working it out :[
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    (x-1) ... (x^2 +3x... and then what do i do? :PP
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    Did you remember to write in the 0x bit? I find thats the main thing that stumps people.
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    If you need help with how do do polynomial long division, look here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polynomial_long_division The example includes the "0x" idea.

    What particular bit is causing problems?

    Show your working and where you're stuck.
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    (x^3 + 2x^2 -3)/(x-1)

    how can you get a x^3 term from (x-1) times by x^2 so x^2(x-1)=x^3-2x^2

    thats first term of your solution xd
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    (Original post by Kevlar)
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    (x^3 + 2x^2 -3)/(x-1)

    how can you get a x^3 term from (x-1) times by x^2 so x^2(x-1)=x^3-2x^2

    thats first term of your solution xd
    Are you sure? x²(x-1) equalled x³ - x² when I was at school.

    And please try not to laugh at other people's questions...as the joke could end up being on you.
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    (Original post by soutioirsim)
    If you really need the answer...
    If you really need the answer, ignore that because it is also wrong.

    I wouldn't normally give an answer, but feel it's necessary here.

    It divides exactly and the quotient (answer) is x²+3x+3

    Therefore x³+2x²-3 = (x-1)(x²+3x+3)
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    (Original post by wookymon)
    If you really need the answer, ignore that because it is also wrong.

    I wouldn't normally give an answer, but feel it's necessary here.

    It divides exactly and the quotient (answer) is x²+3x+3

    Therefore x³+2x²-3 = (x-1)(x²+3x+3)
    :eek: My bad, just realised I wrote a minus instead of a plus at the end :mad: I feel like a pleb.
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