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The teacher may wish to recall the result from the first of these tasks, generalized to the polynomials of degree d considered here. This result, the division algorithm applied to polynomials, says that if p(x) is a polynomial of degree d and l(x) is a linear polynomial then
p(x) = q(x)l(x)+r
where r is the remainder of the division process, a real number in this case.
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