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**skylor****Guest**

(9x^3 - 3x^2 + 13x - 5)/(3x - 1)

I came up with 3x^2 + -.66/3x-1 and was mark wrong.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi;

-.66

Did you mean to have that period there?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**skylor****Guest**

yes

**skylor****Guest**

as in - .66 over 3x-1. Aware me how to make it look good? lol

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Have you tried multiplying your answer by the divisor to check your work?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**skylor****Guest**

I think it was right but I wrote it wrong like 3x^2 + 0x - .66/3x-1 and he just marked it wrong because of that.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi;

So you think the answer is:

I am afraid I would mark you wrong too.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi skylor

so that -66 should be 13x - 5

Bob

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**noelevans****Member**- Registered: 2012-07-20
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Hi!

You might write the remainder as -2/3. The quotient is 3x^2 + 13/3.

Writing "pretty" math (two dimensional) is easier to read and grasp than LaTex (one dimensional).

LaTex is like painting on many strips of paper and then stacking them to see what picture they make.

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