Américo Tavares

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 2018 2017 Aug 4 awarded Yearling Jun 20 awarded Notable Question May 16 comment MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference @Maria Mazur For the same example $\dfrac{x^3-6x^2+11x-6}{x-1}=x^2-5x+6$: $$\begin{array}{rrrr|ll} x^3 & -6x^2 & +11x & -6 & x - 1 \\ -x^3 & +x^2 & & & x^2-5x+6 \\ \hline & -5x^2 & +11x & -6\\ & \phantom{-}5x^2 & -5x & & & & \\ \hline & & +6x & -6 \\ & & -6x & +6 \\ \hline & & 0 & 0 \end{array}$$ I've used this code \begin{array}{rrrr|ll} x^3 & -6x^2 & +11x & -6 & x - 1 \\ -x^3 & +x^2 & & & x^2-5x+6 \\ \hline & -5x^2 & +11x & -6\\ & \phantom{-}5x^2 & -5x & & & & \\ \hline & & +6x & -6 \\ & & -6x & +6 \\ \hline & & 0 & 0 \end{array} May 1 revised Sandbox for drafts of long, complex posts rolled back to a previous revision May 1 revised Sandbox for drafts of long, complex posts rolled back to a previous revision May 1 revised Sandbox for drafts of long, complex posts deleted 2846 characters in body May 1 revised Sandbox for drafts of long, complex posts copied from a deleted answer of mine (https://math.stackexchange.com/revisions/3185009/8) Sep 21 awarded Great Answer Aug 4 awarded Yearling May 21 awarded Announcer Jan 25 awarded Popular Question Jan 16 awarded Good Answer Aug 14 awarded Nice Question Aug 4 awarded Yearling Jul 4 revised Sandbox for drafts of long, complex posts deleted 1398 characters in body Jul 4 revised Sandbox for drafts of long, complex posts added 1063 characters in body Jul 3 revised Sandbox for drafts of long, complex posts added 335 characters in body May 3 revised Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 ) added 358 characters in body May 3 comment Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 ) @epimorphic Let's see if OP has any reaction. One of the things that occurs here is that both questions, the specific one and the more general one are closed and the latter is not listed in the List of Generalizations of Common Questions. May 3 comment Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 ) @epimorphic There is also this opinion: "One of the reasons we get the same question over and over is people who are learning new concepts cannot tell if two problems are essentially the same.", which I agree with.