Dividing Polynomials
A polynomial looks like this:

example of a polynomial
this one has 3 terms 
Dividing
Sometimes it is easy to didvide a polynomial by splitting it at the "+" and "" signs, like this (press play):
When I split the polynomail into two parts, I still had to keep the "/3" under each one.
Then the highlighted parts were "reduced" (^{6}/_{3} = 2 and ^{3}/_{3} = 1) to leave the answer of 2x1
Here is another, slightly more complicated, example:
What happened? We couldn't simplify "^{1}/_{3x}" any further. So it has to stay like that. But the answer is still "simpler"
Now, sometimes it helps to rearrange the top polynomial before dividing, as in this example:
Long Division
If those methods don't work, you may need to use Polynomial Long Division
