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Given, a pair of polynomial as x – 1, x3 + 4x2 – 3x – 6

Need to find out the first polynomial is factor of second and if not a factor need to find the remainder

To check x – 1 is a factor of x3 + 4x2 – 3x – 6 we must substitute x = 1 in the second polynomial, we get as follows

1 + 4 – 3 – 6 = – 4 not equal to 0

x – 1 is not a factor of x3 + 4x2 – 3x – 6

To find the remainder by using divide second polynomial by first polynomial

so, we can subtract a number from the second polynomial to get the remainder

x3 + 4x2 – 3x – 6 = (x – 1)q(x) + c

x3 + 4x2 – 3x – 6 –c = (x – 1)q(x)

c = ((x3 + 4x2 – 3x – 6) – (x – 1)) × q(x)

Now, substitute x = 1 in the above equation we get

c = (1 + 4 – 3 – 6 – 1 + 1) × q(1)

c = – 4

– 4 is the remainder

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