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4-57.

In Lesson 3.1.4 you used long division and area models to divide polynomials. In this lesson you used a Giant One. How do these methods compare?

1. Rewrite $\frac { x + 7 } { x - 2 }$ using Najma’s technique of creating a Giant One from problem 4‑52.

$\frac{x-2+9}{x-2}$

2. Compute the quotient $\frac { x + 7 } { x - 2 }$ using an area model or long division.

$\left. \begin{array} { c } { 1 } \\ { x + 7 \longdiv { x - 2 } } \\ { \ \ \ - ( \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ ) } \\ \hline \end{array} \right.$