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Polynomial Remainder and Factor Theorems

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Remainder Theorem-MathisFun
https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomialsremainder-factor.html
Use the above site to answer the following questions:
1. In the Remainder Theorem what does
a) q( x) represent?
b)

r(x)

represent?

2. If you divide f ( x) by xc , what equation do you get? (Hint:

Remainder Theorem definition)
3. When you divide a polynomial by
f (c)= ?

xc ,

4. Do you have to do long division if you want to calculate the

remainder of a polynomial?
Factor Theorem-MathisMath
https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomialsremainder-factor.html
Use the above site to answer the following questions:
1. If you know
_________.

x4

is a factor of

p(x) ,

then what is

p(4 ) =

2. The factor x-c and ________________ are the same thing.

3. If 2 is a factor of

f ( x)=2 x 3x 27 x+ 2

what is

f (2)=

3. How can finding the factors of a polynomial help us to graph the

polynomial?
Factors and Roots of a Polynomial Interactive
Mathematics
http://www.intmath.com/equations-of-higher-degree/3factors-roots.php
Use the above site to answer the following questions:

1. What are the three important theorems relating to the roots of a

polynomial?
a)
b)
c)
2. How many roots does the polynomial

f ( x )=4 x 33 x 225 x6 ?

3. If we want to find the roots of a polynomial what do we set it

equal to?
4. Complete this sentence:
The x-intercepts are also the _________________.
Finding remainders of polynomials
http://www.math-only-math.com/remaindertheorem.html
Use the above site to answer the following questions:

1. Find the remainder when

divided by
a) x+ 1

x 3+3 x 2 +3 x +1 is

b)

1
2

c)
2. Find the remainder when
by x2.

3 x2 7 x+11 is divided

3. Create 3 polynomials of your own and trade

them with a student. Then find the remainders
of those polynomials when they are divided by
a) x1
b)

x2

c)

x+ 1

d)

x+ 4

Theorems