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# Divide $a^2-2a-3$ by $a+1$

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##  Final answer to the problem

$a-3$
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##  Step-by-step Solution 

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Factor the trinomial $a^2-2a-3$ finding two numbers that multiply to form $-3$ and added form $-2$

$\begin{matrix}\left(1\right)\left(-3\right)=-3\\ \left(1\right)+\left(-3\right)=-2\end{matrix}$

Learn how to solve polynomial long division problems step by step online.

$\begin{matrix}\left(1\right)\left(-3\right)=-3\\ \left(1\right)+\left(-3\right)=-2\end{matrix}$

Learn how to solve polynomial long division problems step by step online. Divide a^2-2a+-3 by a+1. Factor the trinomial a^2-2a-3 finding two numbers that multiply to form -3 and added form -2. Thus. Simplifying.

##  Final answer to the problem

$a-3$

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###  Main Topic: Polynomial long division

In algebra, polynomial long division is an algorithm for dividing a polynomial by another polynomial of the same or lower degree, a generalised version of the familiar arithmetic technique called long division.