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Videos, worksheets, games and activities to help Algebra students learn about dividing polynomials using synthetic division.

Note that we can only use synthetic division if the divisor (or denominator) is a linear factor.

1. Place coefficients in descending order on the inside.

2, Place the number in the denominator with opposite sign on the outside.

3. Divide.

Synthetic Division

This video shows how you can use synthetic division to divide a polynomial by a linear expression. It also shows how synthetic division can be used to evaluate polynomials!

Another video showing how to use synthetic division to divide a polynomial by a linear expression and also how to use the remainder to evaluate the polynomial.

Synthetic Division

Here is a homework problem involving synthetic division. It is similar to polynomial division using long division but can be a quicker and easier way.

You can use the Mathway widget below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem. Then click "Answer" to check your answer.