Algebra 1 : How to divide trinomials

Example Questions

Example Question #1 : How To Divide Trinomials

Divide:

Explanation:

Factor the numerator and denominator:

Cancel the factors that appear in both the numerator and the denominator:

Example Question #1 : How To Divide Trinomials

Divide the following trinomials:

Explanation:

In order to divide, we must first factor both trinomials on the numerator and denominator.

Notice that we now have common terms in the numerator and denominator that can be divided and cancelled.

Cancel the  terms in the numerator and denominator.

Example Question #2 : How To Divide Trinomials

Divide the trinomials:

Explanation:

Factor both trinomials on the top of the numerator and denominator.

Notice that both the top and bottom share the  term, which can be eliminated.

Example Question #3 : How To Divide Trinomials

Divide the trinomials: