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### NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 2 Exercises

- NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 2 Polynomials Exercise 2.1
- NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 2 Polynomials Exercise 2.2
- NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 2 Polynomials Exercise 2.3

*DEGREE OF A POLYNOMIAL:-*

**If p(x) is a polynomial in x, the highest power of x in p(x) is called the degree of polynomial p(x).**

And expressions like**:- x2−−√+2,1x−1etc., are not polynomials**.

**Example-1:**

**3x ^{4}+2x^{2}+6x = 1**, the highest power of the given polynomial equation is 4

Therefore, its **degree** is **4**.

**Example-2:**

**x ^{5}y^{3}z + 2xy^{3}+4x^{2}yz^{2}**

This equation is of multiple variables (x, y, z) and to find the degree of this equation, we just need to add up the **degrees** of the variables in each of the terms and also it does not matter whether they are different variables.

Therefore, 1^{st} term (5+3+1), 2^{nd} term (1+3) and 3^{rd} term (2+1+2).

The highest total is 9, of the 1^{st} term,

Therefore, its **degree** is **9**.

Polynomial equation with degree 1 is called a **linear polynomial**.

**Example**: x –

Polynomial equation with degree 2 is called a **quadratic polynomial.**

**Example**:

Polynomial equation with degree 3 is called a **cubic polynomial.**

**Example**:

**Factorization** of a **quadratic** **polynomial** equation by **splitting** **middle** term:-

General form of quadratic polynomial equation:- **ax ^{2 }+ bx + c = 0**

**Step 1:-** Find the product of a (first term) and c (last term).

**Step 2:-** Then split the product of **a** and **c** into two numbers such that their product remains same as** (a × c)** and their sum or difference is equal to the value of **b** (middle term).

**Step 3:-** Now, there will be total four terms in the equation, make two groups with each group having two terms each. Then take whatever is common and equate it to 0, the resultant values of **x** will be factors of the quadratic equation.

**Example:**

12 x^{2} = -11x +15

**Solution:**

12x ^{2} + 11x -15 = 0 (product of a and c is 12×15=180)

12x ^{2} + 20x – 9x -15 = 0 (splitting 180 into 20 and 9 such that, 20 – 9 = 11 and 20×9 = 180).

4x(3x + 5) – 3(3x + 5) = 0

(4x -3)(3x + 5) = 0

4x – 3 = 0 or 3x + 5 = 0

4x = 3 or 3x = – 5

x =

Therefore, solution of this quadratic equation is** ( −53, 34 ).**

**This solution is called zeroes or roots of the given polynomial.**

** **** EXERCISE 2.1**

**Graphical method to find zeroes:-**

Total number of zeroes in any polynomial equation = total number of times the curve intersects x-axis.

**Example 1:-**

In the above graph, the curve intersects x axis at **A** and **B**.

Therefore, the equation of the curve will have maximum of **2** **zeroes**.

**Example** **2:-**

From the above graph, the curve cuts the x-axis at point **A**

Therefore, number of **zeroes** of **p(x) = 1**

**Example 3: –**

From the above graph, the curve p(x) intersects x-axis at points **A**, **B** and **C**.

Therefore, the number of zeroes of polynomial equation is **3**.

**Zeroes and Coefficient of a polynomial: **

If α and β are zeroes of any quadratic polynomial **ax ^{2} + bx + c=0**,

Then, **Sum of zeroes** = **α+β** =

**Product of zeroes** = **αβ** =

**If α and β are zeroes of any quadratic polynomial, then the quadratic polynomial equation can be written directly as: **

**x ^{2} – (α + β)x + αβ = 0**

** **

** EXERCISE 2.2**

**Q.1** **Find the zeroes of the following quadratic polynomials and verify the relationship between the zeroes and the coefficients.**

**(i) 6x² + 11x + 5 = 0**

**Sol _{n}: –**

**6x ^{2 }+ 11x + 5 **= 6x

^{2 }+ 6x + 5x + 5

= 6x(x +1) + 5(x +1)

= (x +1) (6x +5)

∴ zeroes of polynomial equation** 6x ^{2} +11x +5 **are { −1,

Now, **Sum of zeroes** of this given polynomial equation = −1+( **= −116**

But, the Sum of zeroes of any quadratic polynomial equation is given by =

=** −116**

And Product of these zeroes will be = **= 56**

But, the Product of zeroes of any quadratic polynomial equation is given by =

=

**Hence the relationship is verified**.

**(ii) 4s ^{2} – 4s + 1**

**Sol:**

** 4s ^{2} – 4s + 1 = **4s

^{2}– 2s

**–**2s + 1

= 2s (2s **– **1) **–**1(2s **– **1)

= (2s **– **1) (2s **– **1)

∴ zeroes of the given polynomial are: **{ 12,12}**

∴ Sum of these zeroes will be = = **1.**

But, The Sum of zeroes of any quadratic polynomial equation is given by =

=

And the Product of these zeroes will be =

=

But, Product of zeroes in any quadratic polynomial equation is given by =

=

**Hence, the relationship is verified.**

**(iii) 6x ^{2} – 3 – 7x**

**Sol:**

** 6x ^{2} – 7x – 3 = **6x

^{2}– 9x + 2x – 3

= 3x (2x – 3) +1(2x – 3)

= (3x + 1) (2x – 3)

∴ zeroes of the given polynomial are: – (

∴ sum of these zeroes will be =

=

But, The Sum of zeroes in any quadratic polynomial equation is given by =

=

And Product of these zeroes will be =

Also, the Product of zeroes in any quadratic polynomial equation is given by =

=

**Hence, the relationship is verified.**

**(iv) 4u ^{2} + 8u**

**Sol:**

** 4u ^{2} + 8u = **4u (u+2)

Clearly, for finding the zeroes of the above quadratic polynomial equation either: – **4u=0** or **u+2=0**

Hence, the zeroes of the above polynomial equation will be (**0, −2)**

∴ Sum of these zeroes will be = **−2**

But, the Sum of the zeroes in any quadratic polynomial equation is given by =

** = −84 = −2**

And product of these zeroes will be = 0 × −2 = **0**

But, the product of zeroes in any quadratic polynomial equation is given by = ** −04 = 0**

**Hence, the relationship is verified.**

**(v) t ^{2} – 15**

**Sol:**

** t ^{2} – 15 **= (t+

Therefore, zeroes of the given polynomial are: – **{ 15−−√, −15−−√}**

∴ sum of these zeroes will be = **0**

But, the Sum of zeroes in any quadratic polynomial equation is given by =

** = −01 = 0 **

And the product of these zeroes will be = (**−15**

But, the product of zeroes in any quadratic polynomial equation is given by

= ** = −151 = −15**

**Hence, the relationship is verified.**

**(vi) 3x ^{2} – x – 4**

**Sol:**

** 3x ^{2} − x − 4 = **3x

^{2}– 4x + 3x − 4

= x (3x – 4) +1(3x – 4)

= ( x + 1) (3x – 4)

∴ zeroes of the given polynomial are: – **{−1, 43 }**

∴ sum of these zeroes will be = −1 +

But, the Sum of zeroes in any quadratic polynomial equation is given by =

=

And the Product of these zeroes will be = {−1 ×

=

But, the Product of zeroes in any quadratic polynomial equation is given by =

**= −43**

**Hence, the relationship is verified.**

**Q2. Form a quadratic polynomial each with the given numbers as the sum and product of its zeroes respectively.**

**(i). 26 , −3**

**Sol. **

Given,

α + β =** 26**

αβ = **−3**

∴ If α and β are zeroes of any quadratic polynomial, then the quadratic polynomial equation can be written directly as:-

**x ^{2} – (α+β)x +αβ = 0**

Thus, the required quadratic equation will be:

x^{2} – (

**6x ^{2 }− 2x – 18 = 0.**

**(ii). 3–√ , 43**

**Sol. **

Given,

α + β =

αβ =

∴ If α and β are zeroes of any quadratic polynomial, then the quadratic polynomial equation can be written directly as: –

**x ^{2} – (α+β)x +αβ=0**

Thus, the required quadratic equation will be: –

x^{2} – (

**3x ^{2 }− 33–√x + 4 = 0.**

**(iii).** ** 0, 7–√**

**Sol. **

Given,

α + β = **0**

αβ =

∴ If α and β are zeroes of any quadratic polynomial, then the quadratic polynomial equation can be written directly as:-

**x ^{2} – (α+β)x +αβ=0**

Thus, the required quadratic equation will be: –

x^{2} – (0)x +

**x ^{2 }+ 7–√ = 0.**

**(iv). −2, −2**

Sol.

Given,

α + β = **−2**

αβ = **−2**

∴ If α and β are zeroes of any quadratic polynomial, then the quadratic polynomial equation can be written directly as:

**x ^{2} – (α+β)x +αβ=0**

∴ The required quadratic polynomial will be:

x^{2} – (−2)x −2 = 0

**x ^{2 }+ 2x – 2 = 0.**

**(v).**

Sol.

Given,

α + β =

αβ =

∴ If α and β are zeroes of any quadratic polynomial, then the quadratic polynomial equation can be written directly as: –

**x ^{2} – (α+β)x +αβ = 0**

∴ The required quadratic polynomial will be:

x^{2} – (

**18x ^{2 }+ 63x + 6 = 0.**

**(vi).** **6, 0**

Sol.

Given,

α + β = **6**

αβ = **0**

∴ If α and β are zeroes of any quadratic polynomial, then the quadratic polynomial equation can be written directly as:-

**x ^{2} – (α+β)x +αβ = 0**

∴ The required quadratic polynomial will be:-

x^{2} – 6x + 0 = 0

**x ^{2} – 6x = 0. **

** EXTRA QUESTIONS**

**Q.1 Find a quadratic polynomial whose zeroes are: – 2+12√, 2−12√.**

**Sol. **

Given: –

α + β =

=** 4**.

αβ =

∴ If α and β are zeroes of any quadratic polynomial, then the quadratic polynomial equation can be written directly as: –

**x ^{2} – (α+β)x +αβ = 0**

Thus, the required quadratic polynomial equation will be :-

x^{2} – (4)x −

**2x ^{2}−8x+7 = 0.**

**Q.2** **If α and β are the roots of a quadratic polynomial ax ^{2}+bx+c, then find the value of α^{2} + β^{2}.**

**Sol.**

From the equation,

And,

∴

∴

∴

** ∴ α2+β2=b2−2aca2.**

Similarly, **we can find out the values of (α ^{3} + β^{3}) and (α^{3} – β^{3}).**

**Q3. If α and β are zeroes of a quadratic polynomial x ^{2}+4x+3, form the polynomial whose zeroes are 1+αβand1+βα.**

**Sol.**

Since α and β are zeroes of a quadratic polynomial x^{2}+4x+3,

α+β= **-4**, αβ =** 3**

Given: – α_{1} =

β_{1 }=

Now, sum of zeroes =

=

=

**=**

On putting values of α+β and αβ from above we get:-

Sum of zeroes = **α _{1} + β_{1}** =

**=**

Now, Product of zeroes =

=

=

**= (α+β)2αβ**

On putting values of α+β and αβ we get:

Product of zeroes = **α _{1} × β_{1}** =

**= 163**

Thus the required quadratic polynomial equation will be:-

x^{2} – (α_{1} + β_{1})x + α_{1}β_{1} = 0

x^{2} – (

**3x ^{2} – 16x +16=0.**

**Q4. If α and β are zeroes of a quadratic polynomial p(x) = rx ^{2}+4x+4, Find the values of “r” if: – α^{2} + β^{2} = 24.**

Sol.

From the given polynomial p(x),

α + β **= −4r**, and αβ =

**………. (1)**−4r

Since,**(α + β) ^{2} = α^{2} + β^{2} + 2αβ**

Given, **α ^{2} + β^{2} = 24** and from

**equation (1).**

Therefore,

16 = 24 r^{2 }+ 8r

3r^{2 }+ r – 2 = 0

3r^{2 }+ 3r – 2r -2 = 0

3r(r+1) – 2(r+1) = 0

(3r-2) (r+1) = 0

**∴ r = 23** or

**r = -1**

** ****DIVISION ALOGORITHM**

If suppose p(x) and g(x) are any two polynomials with g(x) ≠ 0, then we can find polynomials q(x) and r(x) such that: –

**p(x)=g(x) × q(x) + r(x)**, where r(x)=0 or degree of r(x) < degree of g(x) …….(1)

This is known as the **division algorithm for polynomials.**

And since**, Dividend = Divisor × Quotient + Remainder**

On comparing it with equation (1) we can conclude that:

**Dividend = p(x).**

**Divisor = g(x).**

**Quotient = q(x).**

**Remainder = r(x).**

** EXERCISE 2.3**

**Q.1 If a polynomial x ^{3 }-3x^{2}+x+2 is divided by a polynomial g(x), the quotient and remainder obtained are (x-2) and (-2x+4), respectively. Find the equation of g(x).**

**Sol.**

Since, **Dividend = Divisor × Quotient + Remainder**

Therefore, x³ -3x^{2}+x+2 = g(x) × (x-2) + (-2x+4)

(x^{3 }-3x^{2}+x+2) – (-2x+4) = g(x) × (x-2)

Therefore, g(x) × (x-2) = x^{3 }-3x^{2}+3x-2

Now, for finding g(x) we will divide “x^{3 }-3x^{2}+3x-2” with (x-2)

Therefore, **g(x) = (x ^{2} – x +1)**

**Q.2 Find the quotient and remainder by dividing the polynomial f(x) by the polynomial g(x).**

(i) **f(x) = x ^{3 }+ 2x^{2 }– 9x + 5**,

**g(x) = x**

^{2}+5Therefore, Quotient is **(x+2)** and Remainder is **(-14x − 5)**

(ii) f(x) = **x ^{5}+2x^{4}-9x^{3}+5x^{2}-2x+1**, g(x) =

**x**

^{3 }+ x^{2 }– x+1Therefore, Quotient is **(x ^{2 }+ x − 9)** and Remainder is

**(14x**).

^{2}– 12x +10

(iii) f(x) = **2x ^{4 }+ 7x^{3 }+ 5x^{2 }+ 8x + 5**, g(x) =

**11− 2x**

^{3 }+ x^{2}Therefore, Quotient is **– (x + 4)** and Remainder is **(9x ^{2} + 19x +49).**

**Q3. Find all the zeroes of the polynomial equation 2x ^{4}-3x^{3}-3x^{2}+6x-2, if two of its zeroes are **

**Sol.**

Since this is a polynomial equation of degree 4, there will be a total of 4 roots.

Let, **f(x) = 2x ^{4 }– 3x^{3 }– 3x^{2 }+ 6x – 2**

∴**(x ^{2}− 2)** = g(x), is a factor of given polynomial f(x).

If we divide f(x) by g(x), the quotient will also be a factor of f(x) with remainder =0.

So, 2x^{4 }− 3x^{3 }− 3x^{2 }+ 6x – 2 = (x^{2 }– 2) **(2x ^{2} – 3x +1).**

Now, on further factorizing **(2x ^{2} – 3x +1)** we get,

2x^{2} – 3x +1 = 2x^{2} – 2x − x +1 = 0

2x (x − 1) – 1(x−1) = 0

(2x−1) (x−1) = 0

So, its zeroes are given by: x= ** 12** and x =

**1**

Therefore, all four zeroes of the given polynomial equation are:

**Q4. Find all zeroes of a polynomial equation x ^{4}-6x^{3}-26x^{2}+138x-35, if two of its zeroes are **

**Sol.**

Since this is a polynomial equation of degree 4, hence there will be total 4 roots.

Let, **f(x) = x ^{4 }– 6x^{3 }– 26x^{2}+ 138x – 35**

Since, ** (2+3–√)and(2−3–√)** are zeroes of given polynomial f(x).

**∴ [x−(2+3–√)][x−(2−3–√)]=0**

On multiplying the above equation we get,

**x ^{2 }−4x + 1**, this is a factor of a given polynomial f(x).

Now, if we will divide f(x) by g(x), the quotient will also be a factor of f(x) and the remainder will be 0.

So, x^{4 }− 6x^{3 }− 26x^{2 }+ 138x – 35 = (x^{2 }– 4x + 1) **(x ^{2} – 2x −35).**

Now, on further factorizing (x^{2} – 2x −35) we get,

**x ^{2} – (7−5)x − 35** = x

^{2}– 7x + 5x +35 = 0

x(x − 7) + 5 (x−7) = 0

** (x+5) (x−7) = 0**

So, its zeroes are given by: x= −5 and x = 7.

Therefore, all four zeroes of given polynomial equation are:

**Q5. Find all zeroes of a polynomial equation 3x ^{4 }+ 6x^{3 }– 2x^{2 }– 10x – 5, if two of its zeroes are **

**Sol.**

Since this is a polynomial equation of degree 4, hence there will be total 4 roots.

Let, **f(x)= 3x ^{4}+6x^{3}-2x^{2}-10x-5**

**∴ (x−53−−√)(x+53−−√)**

** (x2−53)=0**

** (3x ^{2}−5)=0**, is a factor of given polynomial f(x).

Now, when we will divide f(x) by (3x^{2}−5) the quotient obtained will also be factor of f(x) and remainder will be 0.

Therefore, 3x^{4 }+ 6x^{3 }− 2x^{2 }− 10x – 5 = (3x^{2 }– 5) **(x ^{2} + 2x +1).**

Now, on further factorizing (x^{2} + 2x +1) we get,

**x ^{2} + 2x +1** = x

^{2}+ x + x +1 = 0

x(x + 1) + 1(x+1) = 0

** (x+1) (x+1) = 0**

So, its zeroes are given by: **x= −1** and **x = −1**

Therefore, all four zeroes of given polynomial equation are:

** 53−−√, −53−−√, −1 and −1**.

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