# Polynomial synthetic division

### Polynomial synthetic division

Synthetic division is a shortcut method of dividing polynomials as opposed to long division. Yet, this method can only be used when we are dividing a liner expression and the leading coefficient is a 1.

###### Basic concepts:

- Polynomial long division
- Simplifying rational expressions and restrictions
- Dividing rational expressions
- Dividing functions

###### Related concepts:

- Integration of rational functions by partial fractions