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    You mean polynomial division? To factorise it, maybe? I tend to use the grid method myself because I find the long division too complicated
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    You don't have to use long division but you have to use some kind of division method to factorise it. How have you been taught to factorise cubics?
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    You don't have to use long division but you have to use some kind of division method to factorise it. How have you been taught to factorise cubics?
    I find long division easy to use so I use that but this questions ask to factorise it. most questions i have done ask this when we have to find if x+1 or something is a factor of something :/
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    (Original post by mervin101)
    I find long division easy to use so I use that but this questions ask to factorise it. most questions i have done ask this when we have to find if x+1 or something is a factor of something :/
    You need to know how to use long division to factorise cubics. It sounds like you haven't learnt this topic before so you may need to check a textbook / watch a video / ask your teacher.

    Actually, can you confirm which C2 exam board you are using?
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    You need to know how to use long division to factorise cubics. It sounds like you haven't learnt this topic before so you may need to check a textbook / watch a video / ask your teacher.

    Actually, can you confirm which C2 exam board you are using?
    lol no I have learnt this topic, i'm just doing papers
    i do edexcel
    my question was can i use the other method OR long division?
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    (Original post by mervin101)
    lol no I have learnt this topic, i'm just doing papers
    i do edexcel
    my question was can i use the other method OR long division?
    You can use any method you like as long as you factorise the polynomial.
 
 
 
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