# How do you divide #(18x^4+9x^3+3x^2)/(3x^2+1)# using synthetic division?

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#### Explanation:

Synthetic division is more commonly used with linear divisors and especially with monic linear divisors. It *is* possible to use a form of it with divisors of degree

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The first important thing to note is the inclusion of

The actual process of long division is similar to long division of numbers.

In our example, we arrive at a quotient