DIVISION OF POLYNOMIALS

4t5 + 6t3 + 8 2t2 
In the above case the divisor, 2t2 ,is one term and hence each term in 4t5 + 6t3 + 8 can be divided individually. 

4t5 + 6t3 + 8 2t2  = 4t5 / 2t2 + 6t3 /2t2  + 8 / 2t2  =  2t5 - 2 + 3t3 - 2 + 4 / t2  = 2t3 + 3t  + 4 / t2


When the divisor is two or more terms the division is a little more difficult to do.  For example:
(x2 - 4x - 21) (x + 3)

(x2  - 4x - 21) is called the dividend and (x + 3) is called the divisor.