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Subject: synthetic division
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: realblond-ga
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Posted: 16 Feb 2006 16:21 PST
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Who developed the mathematics of synthetic division?
Subject: Re: synthetic division
Answered By: alanna-ga on 17 Feb 2006 02:55 PST
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Hi realblond-ga

Synthetic division was first described by Paolo Ruffini, an Italian
mathematician, in 1809.

Synthetic division is, in fact, also referred to as "division through
Ruffini's rule," and an example may be found here:

Paolo Ruffini was also a philosopher and was licensed to practice
medicine. A short biography may be found here:

A bibliography of web references to Ruffini is here:

Hope this is helpful to you.

All the best, 

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