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Find the remainder when x51 is divided by x2-3x+2.

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Let p(x) = x 51 and q(x) = x – 3x + 2 = (– 1) (– 2)

When p(x) is divided by q(x), then by division algorithm there exists Q(x) and R(x) = ax+b such that 

x51 = Q(x)(x-1)(x-2) + ax +b where Q(x) is result and ax+b is remainder 
For x = 1 you get 
1^51 =
Q(1)(1-1)(1-2) + a+b then a+b = 1 
and 
2^51 =
Q(2)(2-1)(2-2) + 2a + b then 2a+b = 2^51 
Now solve 
a+b = 1 
2a+b = 2^51 
a = 2^(51) - 1 
b = 2- 2^(51) 
Remainder is x(2^51 - 1) + 2-2^51

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