# What is the result when 2x^{3 }- 9x^{2 }+ 11x - 6 is divided by x - 3?

A polynomial is a type of expression in which the exponents of all variables should be a whole number.

## Answer: The result when 2x^{3 }- 9x^{2 }+ 11x - 6 is divided by x - 3 is equal to 2x^{2} - 3x + 2.

Let's look into the steps below

**Explanation:**

Given: Dividend = 2x^{3 }- 9x^{2 }+ 11x - 6, Divisor = x - 3

We will use the long division of polynomials to divide the two polynomials

Let's look into the division shown below:

Thus, we see that the quotient is 2x^{2} - 3x + 2

The Division algorithm for polynomials says if p(x) and g(x) are the two polynomials, where g(x) ≠ 0, we can write the division of polynomials as:

p(x) = q(x) × g(x) + r(x) ---------------- (1)

Where,

Verification:

p(x) = 2x^{3 }- 9x^{2 }+ 11x - 6, g(x) = x - 3, q(x) = 2x^{2} - 3x + 2, r(x) = 0

Substituting the values in RHS of (1) we get,

RHS = q(x) × g(x) + r(x)

RHS = (x - 3) (2x^{2} - 3x + 2)

RHS = 2x^{3 }- 9x^{2 }+ 11x - 6 = p(x)

Thus, we see that LHS = RHS

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