Polynomial long division is simple.
The following example will help you to divide a polynomial by a polynomial.
We will explain how to do a long division problem with polynomials step by step.
We will divide the polynomial (a2 - 9a - 22) by the polynomial (a - 11):
The (a2 - 9a - 22) is a dividend and the (a - 11) is a divisor.
We use the long division symbol:
Divide the first term of the dividend (the a2) by the first term of the divisor (the a):
Put the result (a) over the long division symbol:
Multiply the (a) through the divisor a - 11:
Subtract the (a2 - 11a) from the two leading terms of the dividend:
Carry down the last dividend term:
Divide the first term of the 2a - 22 (the 2a) by the first term of the divisor (the a):
Put the result 2 over the long division symbol:
Multiply the 2 through the divisor a - 11:
Subtract the 2a - 22 from the 2a - 22:
The final result of the division:
The problem is solved.