Set up the polynomials to be divided. If there is not a term for every exponent, insert one with a value of .

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Divide the highest order term in the dividend by the highest order term in divisor .

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Multiply the new quotient term by the divisor.

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After changing the signs, add the last dividend from the multiplied polynomial to find the new dividend.

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Pull the next terms from the original dividend down into the current dividend.

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The final answer is the quotient plus the remainder over the divisor.

Divide Using Long Polynomial Division (x^2+x-17)/(x-4)