remainder theorem

noun

Definition of remainder theorem

: a theorem in algebra: if f(x) is a polynomial in x then the remainder on dividing f(x) by x − a is f(a)

First Known Use of remainder theorem

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remainder theorem was in 1886

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“Remainder theorem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remainder%20theorem. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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