Algebra II

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Use synthetic division to find P(2) for P(x) = x^4 - 8x^3 - 8x^2 - 10x - 2

I have no idea how to do this problem. Could someone give me a step by step explanation or link me to somewhere I can find out how?

  • Algebra II -

    this page (youtube) not only shows how to do synthetic division, but the last third of the clip gets right to your type of problem.

    http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1242777110

    your synthetic division setup would look like this

    2 │ 1 -8 -8 -10 -2


    see if you can come up with P(2) = -102

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