Edit made on August 16, 2011 by ColinWright at 09:06:22
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EQN:p(x) /p(x)/ is a polynomial in EQN:x, /x,/ the remainder theorem states that:
EQN:p(x) /p(x)/ is divided by EQN:(x-a) /(x-a)/ the remainder is the value of EQN:p(a) /p(a)/
The factor theorem is a special case of the remainder theorem.