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Remainder and factor theorems


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Remainder and factor theorems

  1. 1. Pre-Calculus Warm up 1. Use synthetic division to divide f(x) by 2. What is the remainder? 3. Find the value of 4. What is the relationship between the remainder and the value of the function? 1828472)( 234 xxxxxfLet 2 1 x 2 1 f
  2. 2. The Remainder and Factor Theorems The Remainder Theorem If f (x) is divided by (x – c) , then the remainder is equal to f (c ). What it means: The remainder in synthetic division is the SAME value as plugging it into the function. This can greatly simplify our calculations!
  3. 3. The Remainder and Factor Theorems The Factor Theorem If f (x) is divided by (x – c) , and the remainder = 0, then (x – c) is a factor. From the Remainder Theorem: If f (c) = 0 , then (x – c ) is a factor.
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