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Division Algorithm for polynomials is explained in the Solutions of Chapter 2 Polynomials Class 10 Maths NCERT Exercise 2.3. These solutions are prepared keeping in mind that all NCERT guidelines shall be followed.  It also ensures the whole syllabus is covered while providing the solutions, so that the student shall not miss out on any concept.

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1. Divide the polynomial p(x) by the polynomial g(x) and find the quotient and remainder in each of the following:

(i) p(x) = x3-3x2+5x–3 , g(x) = x2–2

Solution:

Given,

Dividend = p(x) = x3-3x2+5x–3

Divisor = g(x) = x2– 2

Therefore, upon division we get,

Quotient = x–3

Remainder = 7x–9

(ii) p(x) = x4-3x2+4x+5 , g(x) = x2+1-x

Solution:

Given,

Dividend = p(x) = x– 3x+ 4x +5

Divisor = g(x) = x2 +1-x

Therefore, upon division we get,

Quotient = x+ x–3

Remainder = 8

(iii) p(x) =x4–5x+6, g(x) = 2–x2

Solution:

Given,

Dividend = p(x) =x4 – 5x + 6 = x+0x2–5x+6

Divisor = g(x) = 2–x2 = –x2+2

Therefore, upon division we get,

Quotient = -x2-2

Remainder = -5x + 10

2. Check whether the first polynomial is a factor of the second polynomial by dividing the second polynomial by the first polynomial:

(i) t2-3, 2t+3t3-2t2-9t-12

Solutions:

Given,

First polynomial = t2-3

Second polynomial = 2t+3t3-2t-9t-12

As we can see, the remainder is left as 0. Therefore, we say that, t2-3 is a factor of 2t+3t3-2t-9t-12.

(ii)x2+3x+1 , 3x4+5x3-7x2+2x+2

Solutions:

Given,

First polynomial = x2+3x+1

Second polynomial = 3x4+5x3-7x2+2x+2

As we can see, the remainder is left as 0. Therefore, we say that, x2 + 3x + 1 is a factor of 3x4+5x3-7x2+2x+2.

(iii) x3-3x+1, x5-4x3+x2+3x+1

Solutions:

Given,

First polynomial = x3-3x+1

Second polynomial = x5-4x3+x2+3x+1

As we can see, the remainder is not equal to 0. Therefore, we say that, x3-3x+1 is not a factor of x5-4x3+x2+3x+1 .

3. Obtain all other zeroes of 3x4+6x3-2x2-10x-5, if two of its zeroes are √(5/3) and – √(5/3).

Solutions:

Since this is a polynomial equation of degree 4, hence there will be total 4 roots.

√(5/3) and – √(5/3) are zeroes of polynomial f(x).

∴ (x –√(5/3)) (x+√(5/3) = x2-(5/3) = 0

(3x2−5)=0, is a factor of given polynomial f(x).

Now, when we will divide f(x) by (3x2−5) the quotient obtained will also be a factor of f(x) and the remainder will be 0.

Therefore, 3x+6x−2x−10x–5 = (3x–5)(x2+2x+1)

Now, on further factorizing (x2+2x+1) we get,

x2+2x+1 = x2+x+x+1 = 0

x(x+1)+1(x+1) = 0

(x+1)(x+1) = 0

So, its zeroes are given by: x= −1 and x = −1.

Therefore, all four zeroes of given polynomial equation are:

√(5/3),- √(5/3) , −1 and −1.

Hence, is the answer.

4. On dividing x3-3x2+x+2 by a polynomial g(x), the quotient and remainder were x–2 and –2x+4, respectively. Find g(x).

Solution:

Given,

Dividend, p(x) = x3-3x2+x+2

Quotient = x-2

Remainder = –2x+4

We have to find the value of Divisor, g(x) =?

As we know,

Dividend = Divisor × Quotient + Remainder

∴ x3-3x2+x+2 = g(x)×(x-2) + (-2x+4)

x3-3x2+x+2-(-2x+4) = g(x)×(x-2)

Therefore, g(x) × (x-2) = x3-3x2+3x-2

Now, for finding g(x) we will divide x3-3x2+3x-2 with (x-2)

Therefore, g(x) = (x2–x+1)

5. Give examples of polynomials p(x), g(x), q(x) and r(x), which satisfy the division algorithm and

(i) deg p(x) = deg q(x)

(ii) deg q(x) = deg r(x)

(iii) deg r(x) = 0

Solutions:

According to the division algorithm, dividend p(x) and divisor g(x) are two polynomials, where g(x)≠0. Then we can find the value of quotient q(x) and remainder r(x), with the help of below given formula;

Dividend = Divisor × Quotient + Remainder

∴ p(x) = g(x)×q(x)+r(x)

Where r(x) = 0 or degree of r(x)< degree of g(x).

Now let us proof the three given cases as per division algorithm by taking examples for each.

(i) deg p(x) = deg q(x)

Degree of dividend is equal to degree of quotient, only when the divisor is a constant term.

Let us take an example, p(x) = 3x2+3x+3 is a polynomial to be divided by g(x) = 3.

So, (3x2+3x+3)/3 = x2+x+1 = q(x)

Thus, you can see, the degree of quotient q(x) = 2, which also equal to the degree of dividend p(x).

Hence, division algorithm is satisfied here.

(ii) deg q(x) = deg r(x)

Let us take an example, p(x) = x+ 3 is a polynomial to be divided by g(x) = x – 1.

So, x+ 3 = (x – 1)×(x) + (x + 3)

Hence, quotient q(x) = x

Also, remainder r(x) = x + 3

Thus, you can see, the degree of quotient q(x) = 1, which is also equal to the degree of remainder r(x).

Hence, division algorithm is satisfied here.

(iii) deg r(x) = 0

The degree of remainder is 0 only when the remainder left after division algorithm is constant.

Let us take an example, p(x) = x+ 1 is a polynomial to be divided by g(x) = x.

So, x+ 1 = (x)×(x) + 1

Hence, quotient q(x) = x

And, remainder r(x) = 1

Clearly, the degree of remainder here is 0.

Hence, division algorithm is satisfied here.


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