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Horner’s method
The Horner’s method is an algorithm that evaluates polynomials. The following pseudocode shows how to use this method to find the
value of anxn + an1xn1 + . . . + a1x + a0 at x = c. procedure Horner(c, a0, a1, a2, . . . , an : real numbers) y := an for i := 1 to n y := y × c + ani end {y = ancn + an1cn1 + . . . + a1c + a0} (a) Evaluate x2 + 5x + 3 at x = 2 by working through each step of the algorithm. (b) Exactly how many multiplications and additions are used by this algorithm to evaluate a polynomial of degree n at x = c? (Do not count additions used to increment the loop variable.) please help me in this ... i am not sure how to solve that thanx 
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what grade are you in?
ummmm. i have no clue about the question
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01132007  #3 
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i would have to say high school!!! that is scary!!!!

01142007  #4 
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Oh, a first grader could solve this problem...
A first grader with an IQ of three thousand and nine, that is! I think you should go to Mr. Hui for this. I doubt the middle schoolers that compose the majority of this forum could begin to understand what you're talking about. I can't, at least 
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i know you should put it in big fonts like THis
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What? What are you talking about? Is this spam? It looks an awful lot like it.

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03182007  #8 
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And you say you do 6th grade math, you little liar.

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I can't understand most of this thing..
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Well I just read a precalculus book a while back. That doesn't count when I apply to highschool, and it hardly counts when you talk to people online since precalc and other subjects vary. I really bet since Horner's Method has lots to do with synthetic division some smart genius got to learn it in algebra 1. Lucky genius. But it is usually in precalc I think I learned from the people I have encountered.
Last edited by Smzrterthanu; 03182007 at 05:21 PM.. Reason: Realized I need more info. 
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