# SOLUTION: 4) Perform the division: 4x^4 - x^3 - 7x^2 + 18x divided by x - 2 The solution I got was: 4x^3 + 7x^2 + 7x + 4 + 8/x - 2 Is this correct? Thank you Christine

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 73067: 4) Perform the division: 4x^4 - x^3 - 7x^2 + 18x divided by x - 2 The solution I got was: 4x^3 + 7x^2 + 7x + 4 + 8/x - 2 Is this correct? Thank you Christine Answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!``` 2 | 4 -1 -7 18 0 | __ 8__14__14__64__ 4 7 7 32 64 ``` So you should get You subtracted 18 and 14, instead of adding, and theres a 0 thats in the place of ax^0. So you missed one step. But other than that you got it. You can check these by going to this site: http://calc101.com/webMathematica/long-divide.jsp This is a calculator specifically designed for these kind of problems.