Q. 104.3( 7 Votes )

When a polynomial p(x) is divided by (2x + 1), is it possible to have (x - 1) as a remainder? Justify your answer.

Answer :

No, because degree of remainder cannot be equal to the degree of divisor


And in this case degree of divisor, i.e. 2x + 1 = 1


And degree of remainder, i.e. x -1 = 1 is equal.


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