Dividing Polynomials by Monomials

To divide a polynomial by a monomial, split it up into separate fractions then reduce.

Here's how this works:

The entire trinomial is being divided by x, so that means each term within the trinomial is divided by x.we can write three separate fractions then with x as the denominator of each. So, .Now we just have to reduce each fraction and we have our answer:

Sometimes the answer comes out evenly as in the example above, but sometimes you are left with a fraction as part of your answer.

For example,

Practice: Divide

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Answers:

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