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#1 2017-10-07 18:17:40

Arman Ansary
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Registered: 2017-10-07
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Remainder Theorem

This was in my book:
The remainder when x^45 is divided by x^2 - 1 is :-
a)2x
b)-x
c)0
d)x
e)None of these

THIS WAS UNDER THE LEVEL 1 QUESTION SECTION.
Try to answer and it would be good if you show the method.

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#2 2017-10-07 19:23:35

bob bundy
Registered: 2010-06-20
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Re: Remainder Theorem

hi Arman Ansary

Welcome to the forum.

Start by writing

where Q is the quotient and R the remainder, both functions of x.

R must be a linear function (ax + b) because if it had higher power of x, you would be able to further divide it by x^2 -1

If you put x=1 you will get one equation with a and b; and putting x = -1 will give another.  Together you can solve for a and b.

Hope that helps,

Bob

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#3 2017-10-07 22:44:15

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Re: Remainder Theorem

Its easy.

Don't you think it should be in Help Me.

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#4 2017-10-07 22:45:45

bob bundy
Registered: 2010-06-20
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Re: Remainder Theorem

Yes but I'm just being helpful anyway.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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