# SOLUTION: use synthetic division: Problem: x(to the third) -2x(squared) -x +2 divided by x-2 the answer I got was: x(squared) + x +4/x-2 but i'm not sure if I did it right, please

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 Question 61752: use synthetic division: Problem: x(to the third) -2x(squared) -x +2 divided by x-2 the answer I got was: x(squared) + x +4/x-2 but i'm not sure if I did it right, please help!Found 2 solutions by stanbon, funmath:Answer by stanbon(57307)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!use synthetic division: Problem: x(to the third) -2x(squared) -x +2 divided by x-2 --------------- 2 ) 1 -2 -1 2 1 0 -1 0 This shows the polynomial factors as (x-2)(x^2-1) Cheers, Stan H. Answer by funmath(2925)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x^3-2x^2-x +2 divided by x-2 2|1 -2 -1 2 .|___2__0_-2_ ''1 0 -1 0 Therefore, the solution is x^2+0x-1= : Happy Calculating!!!