How to divide with synthetic division

Before you get to involved in this problem make sure you first know how to How to read devisions equations.

Rules to follow

  • Must be a polynomial of degree 1 Coefficient must be of degree one
  • Write all coefficient of the devidend
    • If a degree of the polynomial is missing just add a zero as a place holder
  • Write the negative of the devisor -(+1)
  • Bring down the first number in the dividend
  • Multiply devisor by result from previous step
  • Grab the sum of the dividends, and cotinue till we have a remainder
  • The answer is a polynomial of one degree less then the original polynomial


Synthetic Division Example