Posted by **lee** on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:28pm.

Use synthetic division to find P(3) for P(x)=x^4-6x^3-4x^2-6x-2

Can someone please explain

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**Steve**, Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:36pm
hard to explain synthetic division here. If you know how to do it, then you just need to know that

p(3) is the remainder after doing the division.

That's because p(x) = (x-3)*q(x) + p(3)

If x-3 divides p(x), then there is no remainder: p(3) = 0.

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