Dividing a polynomial by a binomial is similar by the methods being the same such as addition, subtraction, division, and multiplying. But on the other hand it is different in the aspect of using a variable and a number when multiplying. By understanding the elementary school division most definitely will help in the process of doing the polynomial. Teaching a person advance before learning the basics would not make sense to the person. A person may use polynomial division in figuring out how much space there is in a living room and how much furniture can be placed there.