Synthetic division is a method of polynomial long division, with less writing and fewer calculations. It generally applies to division by binomials of the form x - r.
- Impotant! Use x as the variable (i.e. not y, z, etc.) and make sure to use plus "+" and minus "-" signs, not dashes.
- Enter a polynomial with descending powers of x.
- Enter the binomial divisor.
E.g. x-5 (binomials of the form 3x-5, -x+12, etc. may also be used)
- Click the "Divide" button.