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Non-US polynomial division notation

I am looking for examples of how polynomial division is presented to secondary students outside of the US. Wikipedia has a nice presentation of this for integer division here. Do you know of anything ...
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Where do students learn to solve polynomial equations these days?

When I was a math undergraduate 30 years ago in India, we were taught what was then called "classical algebra" (as opposed to abstract algebra), and we were taught among other things solving ...
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Is the constant term a coefficient?

I'm a baby boomer who was taught that the constant term of a polynomial is a coefficient, being the constant factor for the x^0 term. That's not what's taught today. Current text books are vague on ...