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    Use long division to find the quotient and remainder when 3x^4+2x^3+17x^2+9x+19 is divided by (x^2)+2.

    Can anyone help me with this? I keep getting stuck at the first step :confused:
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    Write the expression you're dividing by as x^2 + 0x + 2, and then proceed as normal :yep:
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    How many x^2 go into 3x^4? The answer is 3x^2 (because x^2 * 3x^2 = 3x^4). Now you multiply that by x^2 + 2 to get 3x^4 + 6x^2 and then do the subtraction. Continue like this.
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    Ahhhhhh cheers mate!
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    You do the same... so your first bit on top would be 3x^2.... since 3x^2*x^2 = 3x^4
 
 
 
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