Maths Homework question
Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:45 AM
2. Find the DIVISION IDENTITY for each of these:
When i used synthetic division I got a remainder of 23. Is this the division identity???
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Posted 27 January 2006 - 05:27 PM
It might mean the identity (i.e. equality) that you can write after doing synthetic division: where you divide f(x) by x-h; q(x) is the quotient, and f(h) is the remainder.
It's under the heading 'Remainder Theorem' in the notes. For the example under that heading, I think the 'division identity' would be:
So, rearranging to show the division:
Hope that makes sense
Oh, and remember to post again if you find out from your teacher
Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:36 PM
If i am not here i am somewhere else
Posted 28 January 2006 - 09:11 AM
Absolutely correct! Good effort mate. I searched the internet for it too and came up with nothing. It may well have been a name that my crazy teacher pulled out of thin air!
Thanks anyway for the quick response. I shall definitely post again if I need any more help.
Posted 28 January 2006 - 10:45 PM
This is quite possible...one of the maths teachers in my school calls the quadratic formula the "big nasty formula" and hes got loadsa other names for things...i jus cant think of any more just now
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