For dividing a polynomial in one variable by a monomial in the same variable, we perform he following steps

**Step 1 :** Obtain the polynomial (‘dividend.) and the monomial (divisor).

**Step 2** : Arrange the terms of the dividend in descending order of their degrees.

\(7x^2 + 4x – 3 + 5x^3 as 5 x^3 +7X^2 + 4x – 3\)

**Step 3 **: Divide each term of the polynomial by the given monomial by using the rules of division of a monomial by a monomial.

**Example **