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Ruffini's Rule

  title={Ruffini's Rule},
  author={E. Weisstein},
  • E. Weisstein
  • Published 2014
  • Mathematics
  • Ruffini's rule a shortcut method for dividing a polynomial by a linear factor of the form x-a which can be used in place of the standard long division algorithm. This method reduces the polynomial and the linear factor into a set of numeric values. After these values are processed, the resulting set of numeric outputs is used to construct the polynomial quotient and the polynomial remainder. Note that Ruffini's rule is a special case of the more generalized notion of synthetic division in...