# How “synthetic division” is called in Germany?

How is synthetic division called in Germany?

• You might mention, that there is no german Wikipedia article linked to the english one, for easily finding an answer. – user unknown May 8 '18 at 20:00

## 3 Answers

I think it would be referred to either generally as Polynomdivision / Partialdivision, which is the general term for polynomial division, or alternatively as das Horner-Schema. We have that name in English too; Horner's Scheme/Rule/Method, and in both languages as far as I understand it's not exactly the same as saying "synthetic division" in English, but it's the underlying principle behind synthetic division. To my knowledge (and after doing some research), there isn't a more specific term for synthetic division in German.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horner-Schema

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horner%27s_method

From the English Wikipedia page on Horner's Method:

"...synthetic division is based on Horner's method."

• I can testify that students in german Switzerland never heard about "synthetische Division" but many heard about Horner Schema. – Menny May 9 '18 at 9:56

It's easy: "synthetische Division"

• There is no this method in German wiki. Is it popular in Germany? Maybe it has another name? – Andrew Fount May 8 '18 at 17:49
• @AndrewFount "Is it popular in Germany?" Well, that's more a question for the mathematicians rather than the language specialists. I think that translation should be correct. – πάντα ῥεῖ May 8 '18 at 18:14
• I have never heard of it, but I get hits with Google. – Carsten S May 8 '18 at 18:44

Looks indeed to be easy: Synthetische Division

https://de.wikihow.com/Synthetische-Division-verwenden-um-Polynome-zu-dividieren