# HP 50g User Manual Page 819

Graphing calculator.

For example, having selected the Step/step option, the following screens show
the step-by-step division of two polynomials, namely, (X
is accomplished by using function DIV2 as shown below. Press ` to show
the first step:
The screen inform us that the calculator is operating a division of polynomials
A/B, so that A = BQ + R, where Q = quotient, and R = remainder. For the
case under consideration, A = X
are represented in the screen by lists of their coefficients. For example, the
expression A: {1,-5,3,-2} represents the polynomial A = X
represents the polynomial B = X-2, Q: {1} represents the polynomial Q = X, and
R:{-3,3,-2} represents the polynomial R = -3X
At this point, press, for example, the ` key. Continue pressing ` the key to
Thus, the intermediate steps shown represent the coefficients of the quotient and
residual of the step-by-step synthetic division as would have been performed by
hand, i.e.,
X
3
2
5
X
3
X
X
2
3
2
-5X
+3X-2, and B = X-2. These polynomials
2
+3X-2.
2
3
2
X
3
2
-5X
+3X-2)/(X-2). This
3
2
-5X
+3X-2, B:{1,-2}
2
X
3
X
2
X
2
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