Polynomial GCD (or HCF)

This tool calculates two Polynomial GCD (Greatest Common Divisor) also called HCF (Highest Common Factor). Polynomials considered here are over the rational numbers.



How to use this calculator?

Variable Input a single-letter that is the polynomial variable. Examples :
polynomial = 4x+1 , then input variable = 'x'
polynomial = 9t + 5 , then input variable ='t'
Polynomial Are accepted :
  • The Polynomial variable
  • Polynomial coefficients : must be rational numbers e.g. integer numbers (-4) or fractions (1/4) or decimals (3.6).
  • Operators : + - * / ^ (the last is the power operator so x^2 = `x^2`)
  • Parentheses : an example of use is (x^2+1)(x-5)
Examples Polynomial = x^2-4x+1 (variable = 'x')
Polynomial = (x^2-1)(x-5)-3 (variable = 'x')
Polynomial = x^3-4/3*x^2+1 (variable = 'x')
Polynomial = 0.23*t^2-1/5*t+1/2 (variable = 't')

See also

Polynomial calculators
Math Calculators