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PolynomialQuotient

  • PolynomialQuotient[ p , q , x ] gives the quotient of p and q, treated as polynomials in x, with any remainder dropped.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 3.3.4.
  • See also: PolynomialRemainder, PolynomialReduce, PolynomialGCD, Apart, Cancel, Quotient.

    Further Examples

    This gives the quotient and remainder upon dividing the first polynomial by the second one, both separately and then together.

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    In this example the degree of the remainder is zero, which must be the case because the divisor is of degree one.

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