# Finite Math Examples

Step 1

Step 1.1

Reorder and .

Step 1.2

Set up the polynomials to be divided. If there is not a term for every exponent, insert one with a value of .

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Step 1.3

Divide the highest order term in the dividend by the highest order term in divisor .

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Step 1.4

Multiply the new quotient term by the divisor.

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Step 1.5

The expression needs to be subtracted from the dividend, so change all the signs in

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Step 1.6

After changing the signs, add the last dividend from the multiplied polynomial to find the new dividend.

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Step 1.7

Pull the next terms from the original dividend down into the current dividend.

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Step 1.8

Divide the highest order term in the dividend by the highest order term in divisor .

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Step 1.9

Multiply the new quotient term by the divisor.

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Step 1.10

The expression needs to be subtracted from the dividend, so change all the signs in

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Step 1.11

After changing the signs, add the last dividend from the multiplied polynomial to find the new dividend.

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Step 1.12

The final answer is the quotient plus the remainder over the divisor.

Step 2

Since the last term in the resulting expression is a fraction, the numerator of the fraction is the remainder.