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Polynomial Remainder and Factor Theorems

Webercise
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 x 7 x+ 2

what is

f (2)=

4. 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


a) x+ 1
b)

c)

x 3+3 x 2 +3 x+1

is divided by

1
2

2. Find the remainder when

3 x2 7 x+11 is divided by

x2.

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

Video tutorial help for understanding the


Remainder and Factor Theorems
http://study.com/academy/lesson/remainder-theorem-and-factortheorem.html