##### Asked by: Malek Pionczewski

asked in category: General Last Updated: 13th April, 2020# What is the rule of dividing polynomials?

**exponents**, like the "2" in x

^{2}). Divide the first term of the numerator by the first term of the denominator, and put that in the answer.

Similarly one may ask, what is the meaning of division of polynomials?

In algebra, **polynomial** long **division** is an algorithm for **dividing** a **polynomial** by another **polynomial** of the same or lower degree, a generalised version of the familiar arithmetic technique called long **division**. It can be done easily by hand, because it separates an otherwise complex **division** problem into smaller ones.

Also Know, what is polynomial long division used for? **Polynomial Long Division**. A method **used to** divide **polynomials**. **Polynomial long division** is essentially the same as **long division** for numbers. This method can be **used to** write an improper rational expression as the sum of a **polynomial** and a proper rational expression.

Simply so, how do you divide a polynomial by a binomial?

**Long Division of a Polynomial by a Binomial**

- Divide the highest degree term of the polynomial by the highest degree term of the binomial.
- Multiply this result by the divisor, and subtract the resulting binomial from the polynomial.
- Divide the highest degree term of the remaining polynomial by the highest degree term of the binomial.

How do you solve polynomials?

**Steps**

- Determine whether you have a linear polynomial. A linear polynomial is a polynomial of the first degree.
- Set the equation to equal zero. This is a necessary step for solving all polynomials.
- Isolate the variable term. To do this, add or subtract the constant from both sides of the equation.
- Solve for the variable.