# Dividing Polynomials (Algebraic Long Division)

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Algebraic Long Division (Introduction)
This tutorial demonstrates how to do algebraic long division which can be used as a method to break down polynomials for factorising
Example:
Divide x3 - 5x2 + 8x - 4 by x - 2

Algebraic long division: Handling missing terms
In this tutorial you are shown how to do algebraic long division when terms are missing in the polynomial.
Example:
Divide x3 - 5x - 6 by x - 1

Algebraic long division: finding the remainder
You are shown how to do algebraic long division which results in a remainder. Example:
Divide x3 + 2x2 -3 by x - 2

A-Level Maths Edexcel C2 June 2008 Q1b ExamSolutions
Factorising using algebraic long division
Example:
Divide 2x3 - 2x2 -39x + 20 by x + 4

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