25 December, 03:30
What is the remainder when 3 is synthetically divided into the polynomial - x^2 + 5x - 9?
B: - 3
C: - 6
25 December, 03:45
Take the coefficients of each term and list them.
- 1 5 - 9
Multiply 3 by the first coefficient and combine it from the second.
- 1 * 3 = - 3, 5 - 3 = 2
Multiply 3 by this product and combine it from the third term.
3 * 2 = 6, - 9 + 6 = - 3
Your remainder is option B, - 3.
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» What is the remainder when 3 is synthetically divided into the polynomial - x^2 + 5x - 9? A: 0 B: - 3 C: - 6 D: 5