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Division and Rational Root Theorem TS: Making decisions after reflection and review Obj: Review polynomial division and how to find the roots of polynomials Warm-Up: Think back to Algebra 2, what we have done so far and what you know about zeros and points on a function and answer the following. Find the cubic equation with zeros of -2, 1 and 5 and passes through the point (-1, 24)
Two kinds of division: Long Division – When is it used? Synthetic Division – When is it used?
The Remainder Theorem If a polynomial f(x)is divided by x – k, the remainer is r = f(k). Rational Root Theorem If the polynomial f(x) = anxn + an-1xn-1 + … + a2x2 + a1x + a0 Has integer coefficients, every rational zero of f has the form Rational zero = Where p and q have no common factors other than 1, p is a factor of the constant term a0 and q is a factor of the leading coefficient an