# Long Division

1. Find the degree, leading term , leading coefficient , and
constant term of each polynomial

below.

2. Use the division algorithm to write
as a sum of a polynomial and a

rational function whose denominator's degree is strictly greater than its
numerator's.

3. Sketch the graph of the function f(x) = -3x^2 + 12x + 1. (Hint: Find the vertex first.)

4. Suppose

(a) Use the division algorithm to write
as a sum of a polynomial and a rational

function whose numerator has a smaller degree than its denominator.

(b) Evaluate f(1). How does this compare with the remainder in the long division above?

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