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# C3 Remainder Theorem watch

1. Could somebody please explain the remainder theorem from C3 Chapter 1 to me please?
As in I get that you have
F(x)=Q(x) x divisor + remainder
and I know how to work out what Q(x), but I'm not sure how you're supposed to know what the remainder is...any help would be appreciated
2. (Original post by 29Bilal96)
Could somebody please explain the remainder theorem from C3 Chapter 1 to me please?
As in I get that you have
F(x)=Q(x) x divisor + remainder
and I know how to work out what Q(x), but I'm not sure how you're supposed to know what the remainder is...any help would be appreciated

Can you see how the remainder theorem is linked to algebraic division that you did in C2?
4. (Original post by notnek)

Can you see how the remainder theorem is linked to algebraic division that you did in C2?
thanks i get it now, i was just unsure about what form the remainder should be, but i think it should always be order one less than the divisor

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