A juicy Maths problem

This was set by Dr Leversha (who else?):

When the polynomial f(x) is divided by x – 3 the remainder is 17 and when the same polynomial is divided by x + 2 the remainder is -8. Find the remainder when f(x) is divided by x² – x – 6.

Nobody seems to have done it in my set, so here is what I think the answer is. I bet it’s wrong but hey…

Advertisements

2 Responses to A juicy Maths problem

  1. Theo says:

    It’s funny, cos that’s actually wrong… :P

  2. Bryant Tan says:

    It is funny, but tragic at the same time. It seemed at the time rather neat…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: