Synthetic Division Lesson

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In this section, we learn how to divide a polynomial by a binomial of the form (x - k) using a process known as synthetic division. If
we encounter a divisor of the form (x + k), we will re-write this divisor as: (x - (-k)). Up to this point, we have only seen polynomial
division using long division with all information involved (both variables and numerical). Synthetic division is generally faster and
used as a shortcut for this specific scenario, due to the fact that it uses the numerical information only. This is similar to when
we used a matrix to solve a system of linear equations. We can save time by just working with the numerical information. This process
is usually not used when we first learn how to divide polynomials, but comes into play when we are trying to find zeros (roots) of polynomials.

Synthetic Division Resources:

Videos:

Khan Academy - Video
Khan Academy - Video
Patrick JMT - YouTube - Video
Text Lessons:

Purple Math - Text Lesson
WTAMU EDU - Text Lesson
Chili Math - Text Lesson
Worksheets:

SPS - Worksheet
Kuta - Worksheet
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