#### Ravingsofthesane

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- Sep 22, 2005

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got a issue that I am unclear of what to do ..

the problem is: X^3 + 3X^2 + 5X + 4

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X+1

I know that this involves long division to get the solution.

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St. 1 - X+1 | X^3 + 3x^2 + 5X + 4

X^2

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St. 2 - X+1 | X^3 + 3X^2 + 5X + 4

-X^3 - X^2

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2

this is where I am a bit lost .. I know the next thing to do is take the X to the 2 which would be 2x , but would that not leave the X left over?

... can anyone assist this?