Factor of Polynomial Function 3

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mathdad

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Use synthetic division to determine if x - c is a factor of the given polynomial function.

3x^4 + x^3 - 3x + 1; x + (1/3).

Change 1/3 to -1/3. Plug into function.

3(-1/3)^4 + (-1/3)^3 - 3(-1/3) + 1

I got 0. I say x +(1/3) is a factor of the polynomial function.
 

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Yes, that is correct. But it is not using "synthetic division".
 

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Yes, that is correct. But it is not using "synthetic division".
You are right. It is not synthetic division but it is really hard to type the synthetic division process using a keyboard. I can do synthetic division easily on paper.
 

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... it is really hard to type the synthetic division process ... I can do synthetic division easily on paper.
When you find yourself unable to type your work, then post a picture of it, instead.

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