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3 months ago

Q:
# How is long division of polynomials the same as long division of numbers? How is it different?

Accepted Solution

A:

Well, you are trying to simplify the numbers and the equation. You are trying to get the smallest possible number or solution. A difference between the two is that polynomials have factors and variables. Numbers are just numbers. With a polynomial, you have to combine like terms and try to reduce the length of the equation. You may not always fully solve a polynomial. With numbers, you probably will get an exact numeral answer.Β