How to Use Synthetic Division to Divide Polynomials


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Divide using synthetic division.

(x2 + x - 20) / (x + 5)

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Divide using synthetic division.

(x4 + 5x3 - 15x2 - 12x - 60) / (x - 3)


Divide using synthetic division.

(x3 + 9) / (x + 2)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz is a collection of math problems. The quiz will present you with a math problem that includes polynomials. You will need to use synthetic division to divide the polynomials.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on:

  • Synthetic division
  • Polynomials
  • Division
  • Coefficients

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about synthetic division in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding polynomials and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about coefficients

Additional Learning

After you finish the quiz, head over to the related lesson How to Use Synthetic Division to Divide Polynomials. The lesson will help you do the following:

  • Understand polynomials
  • Use synthetic division
  • Manipulate coefficients
  • Utilize descending order