Posted by Jennifer on .
If f(x)=2x^49x^3+6x5, then use synthetic division to find f(6)
What is synthetic division? How do I solve this?

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bobpursley,
Hmmmm. I don't see how synthetic division can help on this. f(6) is just plug in 6 for x and grind.
Synthetic division helps dividing polynomials, which is not here . 
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Reiny,
6 â”‚ 2 9 0 6 5
...
......12 18 108684
....2 3 18 114 679
It is so hard to line things up properly,
in the last two rows, the 3 is under the 12, 18's line up, 108 and 104 line up.
the answer is the last number, namely 679