synthetic division


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synthetic division

n.
A method of dividing polynomials when the divisor is a polynomial of the first degree, by using only the coefficients of the terms.
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The third one is to reduce the order of the characteristic polynomial by synthetic division when one root has been found.
A generalisation of synthetic division and a general theorem of division of polynomials.
Each program can be performed interactively using a TI-83 Plus calculator and some insights are provided into the synthetic division procedure as well as some other aspects of the mathematical method used.
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