Synthetic Division: Definition, Steps & Examples


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Divide using synthetic division: x^2 + x - 2 by (x - 1).

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1. Divide using synthetic division: 3x^2 + 7x - 20 ÷ (x + 5).

2. Divide using synthetic division: x^4 - 256 ÷ (x - 4).

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz is an array of math problems. These questions will each give you a different division problem. You will then need to use synthetic division to divide the expressions by each other.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • Synthetic division
  • Coefficients
  • Zeros of polynomials

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of synthetic division
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve synthetic division practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding synthetic division and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding synthetic division

Additional Learning

Make sure to peruse the related lesson called Synthetic Division: Definition, Steps & Examples. This lesson will help you master the various nuances of synthetic division. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Explain synthetic division
  • Describe the zeroes of a polynomial
  • Understand the steps to synthetic division
  • Practice synthetic division in several examples