I took an exam today and there's a problem stuck in my head; I still can't figure out yet.
Here's the question (just the concept as I can't remember precisely).
An unknown polynomial divided by $(x-1)^2$ leaves the remainder of $x + 3$ (not sure about the number) and when this polynomial is divided by $x^2 $, it leaves $2x + 4$ (again, not sure about the number). From the given conditions, if this polynomial is divided by $(x-1)x^2$, what would be the remainder?
The solution as far as I figured out is this:
first, from the division of $(x-1)^2$, I got that $f(1) = 3$ in the same way from division of $x^2$, I got $f(0) = 4.$
I can write the polynomial as follows:
$f(x) = (x-1)(x)(x) g(x) + ax^2 +bx +c$
$ax^2 + bx + c$ is the remainder. And to find $a,b,c$, I can use the conditions above, so I got $c = 4$ by substituting $x = 0,$ and I got $a+b+4 = 3$ by substituting $x = 1.$
This leaves $a + b = -1,$ and I can't figure out how to continue; please help.
Edit : I made a mistake $f(1)$ should be equal to $4$ and $a+b+c = 4$