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)

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Recent Examples on the Web Why doesn’t this violate the Chinese remainder theorem? Quanta Magazine, 18 Nov. 2021 There’s a simple but clever reason the Chinese remainder theorem works. Quanta Magazine, 18 Nov. 2021 This is the most basic version of the Chinese remainder theorem. Quanta Magazine, 18 Nov. 2021 But the Chinese remainder theorem is much more than a practical tool. Quanta Magazine, 14 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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