# How do you divide polynomials with exponents?

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## How do you divide polynomials with exponents?

To simplify each term, divide the coefficients and apply the quotient rule for exponents. When dividing a polynomial by another polynomial, apply the division algorithm. To check the answer after dividing, multiply the divisor by the quotient and add the remainder (if necessary) to obtain the dividend.

**How do you divide polynomials by polynomials?**

To divide polynomials using long division, first divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor. This is the first term of the quotient. Multiply the new term by the divisor, and subtract this product from the dividend. This difference is the new dividend.

### What are laws of exponents?

Definition of law of exponents : one of a set of rules in algebra: exponents of numbers are added when the numbers are multiplied, subtracted when the numbers are divided, and multiplied when raised by still another exponent: am×aⁿ=am+n; am÷aⁿ=am−n; (am)ⁿ=amn.

**What is the law of exponents and polynomials?**

All the exponents in the algebraic expression must be non-negative integers in order for the algebraic expression to be a polynomial. As a general rule of thumb if an algebraic expression has a radical in it then it isn’t a polynomial.

#### What’s the difference between long division and synthetic division?

Instead of the typical division bracket as in long division, in synthetic division you use right-facing perpendicular lines, leaving room for multiple rows of division. Only the coefficients of the polynomial being divided are included inside the bracket, at the top.

**How is synthetic division used in dividing polynomials?**

Synthetic division is a shortcut that can be used when the divisor is a binomial in the form x – k. In synthetic division, only the coefficients are used in the division process.

## What is the difference between exponents and polynomials?

There is a big difference between an exponential function and a polynomial. The function p(x) = x3 is a polynomial. Here the “variable”, x, is being raised to some constant power. The function f(x)=3x is an exponential function; the variable is the exponent.

**How do you simplify polynomials with exponents?**

To simplify a polynomial, we have to do two things: 1) combine like terms, and 2) rearrange the terms so that they’re written in descending order of exponent. First, we combine like terms, which requires us to identify the terms that can be added or subtracted from each other.