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**Exercise 2A Page No: 48**

**Find the zeros of the following quadratic polynomials and verify the relationship between the zeros and the coefficients:**

**x^2 + 7x + 12 **

**x^2 ˗ 2x ˗ 8****x^2 + 3x ˗ 10****4x^2 ˗ 4x ˗ 3****5x^2 ˗ 4 ˗ 8x****2 √3 x^2 – 5x + √3****2x^2 ˗ 11x + 15****4x^2 – 4x + 1****(x^2 ˗ 5)****(8x^2 ˗ 4)****(5y^2 + 10y)**

**(3x^2 – x – 4)****Solution:****1. x^2 + 7x + 12**

Let f(x) = x^2 + 7x + 12

f(x) = x^2 + 4x + 3x + 12

f(x) = x(x+4) + 3(x+4)

f(x) = (x+4)(x+3)

To find the zeroes, set f(x) = 0, then

either (x + 4) = 0 or (x + 3) = 0

x = −4 or x = −3

Again,

Sum of zeroes = (-4 – 3) = -7 = -7/1

= -b/a

= (-Coefficient of x)/(Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = 12 = 12/1

= c/a

= Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**2. x^2 – 2x – 8**

Let f(x) = x^2 ˗ 2x ˗ 8

= x^2 ˗ 4x + 2x ˗ 8

= x(x ˗ 4) + 2(x ˗ 4)

= (x ˗ 4) (x + 2)

To find the zeroes, set f(x) = 0, then

either (x ˗ 4) = 0 or (x+2) = 0

x = 4 or x = -2

Again,

Sum of zeroes = (4 – 2) = 2 = 2/1

= -b/a

= (-Coefficient of x)/(Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = (4) (-2) = -8/1

= c/a

= Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**3. x^2 + 3x ˗ 10**

Let f(x) = x^2 + 3x ˗ 10

= x^2 + 5x ˗ 2x ˗ 10

= x(x + 5) ˗ 2(x + 5)

= (x ˗ 2) (x + 5)

To find the zeroes, set f(x) = 0, then

either x ˗ 2 = 0 or x + 5 = 0

⇒ x = 2 or x = −5.

So, the zeroes of f(x) are 2 and −5.

Again,

Sum of zeroes = 2 + (-5) = -3 = (-3)/1

= -b/a

= (-Coefficient of x)/(Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = (2)(-5) = -10 = (-10)/1

= c/a

= Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**4. 4x^2 ˗ 4x – 3**

Let f(x) = 4x^2 ˗ 4x ˗ 3

= 4x^2 ˗ (6x ˗ 2x) ˗ 3

= 4x^2 ˗ 6x + 2x ˗ 3

= 2x (2x ˗ 3) + 1(2x ˗ 3)

= (2x + 1) (2x ˗ 3)

To find the zeroes, set f(x) = 0

(2x + 1) (2x ˗ 3)= 0

2x + 1 = 0 or 2x ˗ 3 = 0

x = -1/2 or x = 3/2

Again,

Sum of zeroes = (-1/2) + (3/2) = (-1+3)/2 = 2/2

= -b/a

= (-Coefficient of x)/(Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = (-1/2)(3/2) = (-3)/4

= c/a

= Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**5. 5x^2 ˗ 4 ˗ 8x**

Let f(x) = 5x^2 ˗ 4 ˗ 8x

= 5x^2 ˗ 8x ˗ 4

= 5x^2 ˗ (10x ˗ 2x) ˗ 4

= 5x^2 ˗ 10x + 2x ˗ 4

= 5x (x ˗ 2) + 2(x ˗ 2)

= (5x + 2) (x ˗ 2)

To find the zeroes, set f(x) = 0

(5x + 2) (x ˗ 2) = 0

5x + 2 = 0 or x ˗ 2 = 0

x = (−2)/5 or x = 2

Again,

Sum of zeroes = (-2)/5 + 2 = (-2+10)/5 = 8/5

= -b/a

= (-Coefficient of x)/(Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = (-2/5) x 2 = (-4)/5

= c/a

= Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**6. 2 √3 x^2 – 5x + √3**

Let f(x) = 2 √3 x^2 – 5x + √3

= 2 √3 x^2 – 2x – 3x + √3

= 2x(√3x-1) – √3(√3x-1)

To find the zeroes, set f(x) = 0

(√3x – 1) or (2x – √3) = 0

x = 1/√3 = √3/3 or x = √3/2

x = √3/3 or x = √3/2

Again,

Sum of zeroes = 1/√3 + √3/2 = 5/2√3

= -b/a

= (-Coefficient of x)/(Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = 1/√3 x √3/2 = √3/2√3

= c/a

= Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**7. 2x^2 – 11x + 15**

Let f(x) = 2x^2 ˗ 11x + 15

= 2x^2 ˗ (6x + 5x) + 15

= 2x^2 ˗ 6x ˗ 5x + 15

= 2x (x ˗ 3) ˗ 5 (x ˗ 3)

= (2x ˗ 5) (x ˗ 3)

To find the zeroes, set f(x) = 0

(2x ˗ 5) (x ˗ 3) = 0

2x ˗ 5= 0 or x ˗ 3 = 0

x = 5/2 or x = 3

Again,

Sum of zeroes = 5/2 + 3 = (5+6)/2 = 11/2

= -b/a

= (-Coefficient of x)/(Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = 5/2 x 3 = 15/2

= c/a

= Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**8. 4x^2 ˗ 4x + 1**

Let f(x) = 4x^2 ˗ 4x + 1

= (2x^2) – 2(2x)(1) + (1)^2

= (2x – 1)^2

To find the zeroes, set f(x) = 0

(2x – 1)^2 = 0

x = 1/2 or x = 1/2

Again,

Sum of zeroes = 1/2+1/2=1=1/1

= -b/a

= (-Coefficient of x) / (Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = 1/2 x 1/2=1/4

= c/a

= Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**9. (x^2 – 5)**

Let f(x) = (x^2 – 5)

= (x^2-(√5)^2)

= (x + √5)(x – √5)

To find the zeroes, set f(x) = 0

(x + √5)(x – √5)=0

x = -√5 or x = √5

Again,

Sum of zeroes = -√5 + √5 = 0/1

= -b/a

= (-Coefficient of x)/(Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = -√5 + √5 = -5 = -5/1

= c/a

= Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**10. (8x^2 ˗ 4)**

Let f(x) = 8x^2 – 4

= 4 ((√2x)^2 – (1)^2)

= 4(√2x + 1)(√2x – 1)

To find the zeroes, set f(x) = 0

(√2x + 1)(√2x – 1) = 0

(√2x + 1) = 0 or (√2x – 1) = 0

x = (-1)/√2 or x = 1/√2

So, the zeroes of f(x) are (-1)/√2 and x = 1/√2

Again,

Sum of zeroes = -1/√2 + 1/√2 = (-1+1)/√2 = 0

= -b/a

= (-Coefficient of x)/(Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = -1/√2 x 1/√2 = -1/2 = -4/8

= c/a

= Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**11. (5y^2 + 10y)**

Let f(x) = (5y^2 + 10y)

= 5y (y + 2)

To find the zeroes, set f(x) = 0

5y (y + 2) = 0

y = 0 or y = -2

So, the zeroes of f(x) are 0 and -2

Again,

Sum of zeroes = -2 + 0 = -2 = -10/5

= -b/a

= (-Coefficient of x)/(Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = -2 x 0 = 0

= c/a

= Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**12. (3x^2 ˗ x ˗ 4)**

Let f(x) = 3x^2 ˗ x ˗ 4

3x^2 ˗ 4x + 3x ˗ 4

= x(3x ˗ 4) + 1 (3x ˗ 4)

= (3x ˗ 4) (x + 1)

To find the zeroes, set f(x) = 0

(3x ˗ 4) = 0 or (x + 1) = 0

⇨ x = 4/3 or x=-1

So, the zeroes of f(x) are 4/3 and x=-1

Again,

Sum of zeroes = 4/3 + (-1) = 1/3

= -b/a

= (-Coefficient of x)/(Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = 4/3 + (-1) = -4/3

= c/a

= Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**13. Find the quadratic polynomial whose zeroes are 2 and -6. Verify the relation between the coefficients and the zeroes of the polynomial. **

**Solution:**

Let ∝ = 2 and β = -6

Sum of the zeroes = (∝ + β) = 2 – 6 = -4

Product of the zeroes, 𝛼𝛽 = 2(-6) = -12

Required quadratic polynomial is

⇨ x^2 – (∝+β)x + ∝β = x^2 – (-4)x – 12

= x^2 + 4x – 12

And,

Sum of the zeroes = – 4 = -4/1 = (-Coefficient of x)/(Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = -12 = -12/1 = Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**14. Find the quadratic polynomial whose zeroes are 2/3 and -1/4. Verify the relation between the coefficients and the zeroes of the polynomial. **

**Solution: **

Let ∝ = 2/3 and β = -1/4

Sum of the zeroes = (∝ + β) = 2/3 + -1/4 = 5/12

Product of the zeroes, 𝛼𝛽 = 2/3 x -1/4 = -1/6

Required quadratic polynomial is

⇨ x^2 – (∝+β)x + ∝β = x^2 – (5/12)x – (-1/6)

= 1/12(12x^2 – 5x – 2)

And,

Sum of the zeroes = 5/12 = (-Coefficient of x)/(Cofficient of x^2)

Product of zeroes = -1/6 = Constant term / Coefficient of x^2

**15. Find the quadratic polynomial, sum of whose zeroes is 8 and their product is 12. Hence, find the zeroes of the polynomial. **

**Solution: **

Given : Sum of zeroes = (∝ + β) = 8

Product of the zeroes = 𝛼𝛽 = 12

Required quadratic polynomial is

x^2 – (∝+β)x + ∝β = x^2 – (8)x + 12

Now, find the zeroes of the above polynomial.

Let f(x) = x^2 – (8)x + 12

= x^2 – 6x – 2x + 12

= (x -6)(x – 2)

Substitute f(x) = 0.

either (x -6) = 0 or (x – 2) = 0

⇨ x = 6 or x = 2

2 and 6 are the zeroes of the polynomial.

**16. Find the quadratic polynomial, sum of whose zeroes is 0 and their product is -1. Hence, find the zeroes of the polynomial. **

**Solution: **

Given : Sum of zeroes = (∝ + β) = 0

Product of the zeroes = 𝛼𝛽 = -1

Required quadratic polynomial is

x^2 – (∝+β)x + ∝β = x^2 – (0)x – 1

= x^2 – 1

Now, find the zeroes of the above polynomial.

Let f(x) = x^2 – 1

= x^2 – 1^2

= (x – 1)(x + 1)

Substitute f(x) = 0.

either (x – 1) = 0 or (x + 1) = o

⇨ x = 1 or x = -1

1 and -1 are the zeroes of the polynomial.

**17. Find the quadratic polynomial, sum of whose zeroes is 5/2 and their product is 1. Hence, find the zeroes of the polynomial.**

**Solution: **

Given : Sum of zeroes = (∝ + β) = 5/2

Product of the zeroes = 𝛼𝛽 = 1

Required quadratic polynomial is

x^2 – (∝+β)x + ∝β = x^2 – (5/2)x + 1

= 1/2(2x^2 – 5x + 2)

Now, find the zeroes of the above polynomial.

Let f(x) = 1/2(2x^2 – 5x + 2)

= 1/2(2x^2 – 4x – x + 2)

= 1/2(2x(x – 2) – (x – 2))

= 1/2( (2x – 1)(x – 2) )

Substitute f(x) = 0.

1/2( (2x – 1)(x – 2) ) = 0

either (2x – 1) = 0 or (x – 2) = o

⇨ x = 1/2 or x = 2

1/2 and 2 are the zeroes of the polynomial.

**18. Find the quadratic polynomial, sum of whose roots is √2 and their product is 1/3. **

**Solution: **

Given : Sum of zeroes = (∝ + β) = √2

Product of the zeroes = 𝛼𝛽 = 1/3

Required quadratic polynomial is

x^2 – (∝+β)x + ∝β = x^2 – (√2)x + 1/3

= x^2 – √2x + 1/3

**19. If x = 2/3 and x = -3 are the roots of the quadratic equation ax^2 + 7x + b = 0 then find the values of a and b.**

**Solution: **

Given roots are: x = 2/3 and x = -3

and quadratic equation ax^2 + 7x + b = 0

Since x = 2/3 and x = -3 are roots of the above quadratic equation

Hence, will satisfy the given equation.

Step 1: At x = 2/3

a(2/3)^2 + 7(2/3) + b=0

4/9 a + 14/3 + b = 0

4a + 42 + 9b = 0 ………….equation (1)

Step 2: At x = –3

a(-3)^2+7(-3)+b=0

9a – 21 + b = 0 ………….equation (2)

Step 3: Solving equation (1) and equation (2), we get

a = 3, b = –6

**20. If (x + a) is a factor of the polynomial 2x^2 + 2ax + 5x + 10, find the value of a. **

**Solution: **

Given: (x + a) is a factor of polynomial 2x^2 + 2ax + 5x + 10.

So, we have

x + a = 0

or x = –a , will satisfy the given polynomial.

Therefore, we will have

2 (–a)^2 + 2a(–a) + 5(–a) + 10 = 0

2a^2 –2a^2 – 5a + 10 = 0

– 5a = – 10

a = 2

The value of a is 2.

**21. One zero of the polynomial 3x^3 + 16x^2 + 15x – 18 is 2/3. Find the other zeros of the polynomial.**

**Solution: **

Given: x = 2/3 is one of the zero of polynomial 3x^3 + 16x^2 + 15x – 18

Now, we have

x = 2/3

or x – 2/3 = 0

To find other zeroes, let us divide the polynomial 3x^3 + 16x^2 + 15x – 18 by x – 2/3.

So, the quotient is 3x^2 + 18x + 27

Again, set 3x^2 + 18x + 27 = 0 to find the other zeroes.

3x^2 + 18x + 27 = 0

3x^2 + 9x + 9x + 27 = 0

3x(x + 3) + 9(x + 3) = 0

(x + 3) (3x + 9) = 0

Either (x + 3) = 0 or (3x + 9) = 0

x = -3 or x = -3

**Exercise 2B Page No: 58**

**Question 1: Verify that 3, -2, 1 are the zeros of the cubic polynomial p(x) = (x^3 – 2x^2 – 5x + 6) and verify the relation between it zeros and coefficients. **

**Solution: **

Let f(x) = x^3 – 2x^2 – 5x + 6

3, -2 and 1 are the zeros of the polynomial (given)

Therefore,

f(3) = (3)^3 – 2(3)^2 – 5(3) + 6

= 27 – 18 – 15 + 6

= 0

f(-2) = (-2)^3 – 2(-2)^2 – 5(-2) + 6

= -8 – 8 + 10 + 6

= 0

f(1) = (1)^3 – 2 (1)^2 – 5 (1) + 6

= 1 – 2 – 5 + 6

= 0

**Verify relations:**

General form of a cubic equation: ax^3 + bx^2 + cx + d.

Now,

Consider α = 3, β = – 2 and γ = 1

α + β + γ = 3 – 2 + 1 = 2 = -b/a

αβ + βγ + αγ = 3 (-2) + (-2) (1) + 1 (3) = -5 = c/a

And, αβγ = 3 (-2)(1) = -6 = -d/a

**Question 2: Verify that 5, -2 and 1/3 are the zeroes of the cubic polynomial p(x) = (3x^3 – 10x^2 – 27x + 10) and verify the relation between its zeroes and coefficients. **

**Solution: **

Let f(x) = 3x^3 – 10x^2 – 27x + 10

5, -2 and 1/3 are the zeros of the polynomial (given)

Therefore,

f(5) = 3(5)^3 – 10(5)^2 – 27(5) + 10

= 3 × 125 – 250 – 135 + 10

= 0

f(-2) = 3(-2)^3 – 10(-2)^2 – 27(-2) + 10

= – 24 – 40 + 54 + 10

= 0

f(1/3) = 3 (1/3)^3 – 10(1/3)^2 – 27(1/3) + 10

= 1/9 – 10/9 – 9 + 10

= 0

**Verify relations:**

General form of a cubic equation: ax^3 + bx^2 + cx + d.

Now,

Consider α = 5, β = – 2 and γ = 1/3

α + β + γ = 5 – 2 + 1/3 = 10/3 = -b/a

αβ + βγ + αγ = 5 (-2) + (-2) (1/3) + (1/3) (5) = -9 = c/a

And, αβγ = 5 (-2) (1/3)= -10/3 = -d/a

**Question 3: Find a cubic polynomial whose zeroes are 2, -3 and 4. **

**Solution: **

General form of a cubic polynomial whose zeroes are a, b and c is:

x^3 – (a + b + c) x^2 + (ab + bc + ca)x – abc …(1)

To Find: Cubic polynomial whose zeroes are 2, -3 and 4

Let us say, a = 2, b = – 3 and c = 4

Putting the values of a, b and c in the equation (1) we get:

= x^3 – (2 – 3 + 4) x^2 + (-6 – 12 + 8) x – (- 24)

= x^3 – 3x^2 – 10x + 24

Which is required polynomial.

**Question 4: Find a cubic polynomial whose zeroes are 1/2, 1 and -3. **

**Solution: **

General form of a cubic polynomial whose zeroes are a, b and c is:

x^3 – (a + b + c) x^2 + (ab + bc + ca)x – abc …(1)

To Find: Cubic polynomial whose zeroes are 1/2, 1 and -3

Let us say, a = 1/2, b = 1 and c = -3

Putting the values of a, b and c in the equation (1) we get:

= x^3 – (1/2 + 1 – 3) x^2 + (1/2 – 3 – 3/2)x – (- 3/2)

= x^3 – (-3/2) x^2 – 4x + 3/2

= 2x^3 + 3x^2 – 8x + 3

Which is required polynomial.

**Question 5: Find a cubic polynomial with the sum of its zeroes, sum of the products of its zeroes taken two at a time and the product of its zeroes as 5, -2 and -24 respectively. **

**Solution: **

As we know, General form of a cubic polynomial whose zeroes are a, b and c is:

x^3 – (a + b + c) x^2 + (ab + bc + ca)x – abc

Also written as :

x^3 – (Sum of the zeros) x^2 + (Sum of the product of the zeros taking two at a time) x – (Product of Zeros) …(1)

Given:

Sum of the zeros = 5

Sum of the product of its zeros taken two at a time -2

Product of its zeros = –24

Putting these values in the equation (1), we get:

x^3 – 5x^2 – 2x + 24

Which is required polynomial.

**Question 6: Find the quotient and remainder when**

** f(x) = x^3-3x^2+5x-3 is divided by g(x)= x^2-2 **

**Solution: **

Divide f(x) = x^3-3x^2+5x-3 by g(x)= x^2-2

Quotient = x – 3

Remainder = 7x – 9

**Question 7: Find the quotient and remainder when**

**f(x) = x^4 – 3x^2 + 4x + 5 is divided by g(x)= x^2 + 1 – x**

**Solution: **

f(x) = x^4 – 3x^2 + 4x + 5 divide by g(x)= x^2 + 1 – x

Quotient = x^2 + x – 3

Remainder = 8

**Question 8: Find the quotient and remainder when**

**f(x) = x^4 – 5x + 6 is divided by g(x) = 2 – x^2**

**Solution: **

Quotient = -x^2 – 2

Remainder = -5x + 10

**Question 9: By actual division, show that x ^{2} – 3 is a factor of 2x^4 + 3x^3 – 2x^2 – 9x – 12. **

**Solution: **

x^{2} – 3 is a factor of 2x^4 + 3x^3 – 2x^2 – 9x – 12 only if remainder is zero.

Divide 2x^4 + 3x^3 – 2x^2 – 9x – 12 by x^{2} – 3

**Question 10: On dividing 3x^3 + x^2 + 2x + 5 is divided by a polynomial g(x), the quotient and remainder are (3x – 5) and (9x + 10) respectively. Find g(x). **

**Solution: **

As per Division Rule:

Dividend = Quotient × Divisor + Remainder …(i)

Given :

Dividend = 3x^3 + x^2 + 2x + 5

Quotient = 3x – 5

Remainder = 9x + 10

(i) implies:

(3x^3 + x^2 + 2x + 5) / (3x – 5) = g (x)

Therefore g(x) = x^2 + 2x + 1.

**Question 11: Verify division algorithm for the polynomial f(x) = 8 + 20x + x^2 – 6x^3 by g(x) = 2 + 5x – 3x^2.**

**Solution: **

f(x) = -6x^3 + x^2 + 20x + 8

g(x) = -3x^2 + 5x + 2

Quotient = 2x + 3

Remainder = x + 2

Verification:

As per division rule:

Dividend = Quotient x Divisor + Remainder

After Putting the values, we get:

– 6x^3 + x^2 + 20x + 8 = (- 3x^2 + 5x + 2) (2x + 3) + (x + 2)

-6x^3 + x^2 + 20x + 8 = -6x^3 + x^2 + 20x + 8

**Question 12: It is given that -1 is one of the zeroes of the polynomial x^3 + 2x^2 – 11x – 12 . Find all the zeroes of the given polynomial.**

**Solution: **

Let f (x) = x^3 + 2x^2 ‒ 11x ‒ 12

Given: -1 is a zero of the polynomial, which means (x + 1) is a factor of f (x).

Dividing f (x) by (x + 1), we get

f (x) becomes:

f(x) = (x + 1) (x^2 + x – 12)

= (x + 1) (x^2 + 4x – 3x – 12)

= (x + 1) (x – 3) (x + 4)

If f (x) = 0

- (x + 1) (x – 3) (x + 4) = 0

Either (x + 1) = 0 or (x – 3) = 0 or (x + 4) = 0

x = -1 or x = 3 or x = – 4

Zeros of the polynomial are -1, 3 and -4

**Question 13: If 1 and –2 are two zeroes of the polynomial (x^3 – 4x^2 – 7x + 10) , find its third zero. **

**Solution: **

Let f(x) = x^3 – 4x^2 – 7x + 10

Given: 1 and – 2 are the zeros of the given polynomial therefore (x – 1) and (x + 2) is are factors of f (x).

Consequently, (x – 1) (x + 2) = (x^2 + x – 2) is a factor of f(x).

Divide x^3 – 4x^2 – 7x + 10 by (x^2 + x – 2):

Put f (x) = 0

(x^2 + x – 2) (x – 5) = 0

(x – 1) (x + 2) (x – 5) = 0

x = 1 or x = – 2 or x = 5

Hence, the third zero is 5.

**Question 14: If 3 and –3 are two zeroes of the polynomial (x^4 + x^3 – 11x^2 – 9x + 18), find all the zeroes of the given polynomial. **

**Solution: **

Let f(x) = x^4 + x^3 – 11x^2 – 9x + 18

Given: 3 and – 3 are the zeros of the polynomial, (x + 3) and (x – 3) are factors of f (x), and

Consequently, (x – 3) (x + 3) = (x^2 – 9) is a factor of f (x)

Divide f(x) by (x^2 – 9) we get:

Put f(x) = 0

(x^2 + x – 2) (x^2 – 9) = 0

(x – 1) (x + 2) (x – 3) (x + 3) = 0

x = 1 or x = – 2 or x = 3 or x = – 3

Hence, all the zeros of the given polynomial are 1, -2, 3 and -3

**Question 15: If 2 and -2 are two zeroes of the polynomial (x^4 + x^3 – 34x^2 – 4x + 120), find all the zeroes of the given polynomial. **

**Solution: **

Let us assume f (x) = x^4 + x^3 – 34x^2 – 4x + 120

Given: 2 and – 2 are the zeros of the polynomial

(x – 2) and (x + 2) are factors of f(x) and

(x – 2) (x + 2) = (x^2 – 4) is a factor of f (x), and

Divide f(x) by (x^2 – 4) we get:

Set f (x) = 0

(x^2 + x – 30) (x^2 – 4) = 0

(x^2 + 6x – 5x – 30) (x – 2)(x + 2) = 0

[x (x + 6) – 5 (x + 6)] (x – 2) (x + 2) = 0(x – 5) (x + 6) (x – 2) (x + 2) = 0

either x = 5 or x = – 6 or x = 2 or x = – 2

Hence, all the zeros of the given polynomial are 2, -2, 5 and -6.

**Question 16: Find all the zeroes of x^4 + x^3 – 23x^2 – 3x + 60, if it is given that two of its zeroes are √3 and – √3 . **

**Solution: **

Let f(x) = x^4 + x^3 – 23x^2 – 3x + 60

Given: √3 and –√3 are the zeros of the polynomial.

(x – √3) and (x – √3) are factors of f(x)

So, (x – √3) (x + √3) = (x^2 – 3) is a factor of f(x)

Divide f(x) by (x^2 – 3):

Set f(x) = 0

(x^2 + x – 20) (x^2 – 3) = 0

(x^2 + 5x – 4x – 20) (x^2 – 3) =0

[x (x + 5) – 4 (x + 5)] (x2 – 3)=0(x – 4) (x + 5) (x – ) (x + ) = 0

either x = 4 or x = – 5 or x = √3 or x = – √3

Hence, all the zeros of the given polynomial are √3, -√3, 4 and – 5

**Question 17: Find all the zeroes of (2x^4 – 3x^3 – 5x^2 + 9x – 3) , it is being given that two of its zeroes are √3 and – √3. **

**Solution: **

Let f(x) = 2x^4 – 3x^3 – 5x^2 + 9x – 3

Given: √3 and –√3 are the zeros of the polynomial.

(x – √3) and (x – √3) are factors of f(x)

So, (x – √3) (x + √3) = (x^2 – 3) is a factor of f(x)

Divide f(x) by (x^2 – 3):

Set f(x) = 0

(2x^2 – 3x + 1) (x^2 – 3) = 0

2x^2 – 3x^2 – 5x^2 + 9x – 3 = 0

(x^2 – 3) (2x^2 – 3x + 1) = 0

(x^2 – 3) (2x^2 – 2x – x + 1) (2x – 1) (x – 1) = 0

(x – √3) (x + √3) (2x – 1) (x – 1) = 0

either x = √3 or x = -√3 or x = 1/2 or x = 1

Hence, all the zeros of the given polynomial are √3 , -√3 , 1/2 and 1

**Question 18: Obtain all other zeroes of (x^4 + 4x^3 – 2x^2 – 20x – 15) if two of its zeroes are √5 and –√5. **

**Solution: **

Let f(x) = x^4 + 4x^3 – 2x^2 – 20x – 15

(x-√5) and (x-√5) are the factors of f(x)

and (x-√5) (x + √5) = (x^2 – 5) is a factor of f (x)

Divide f(x) by (x^2 – 5) we get:

Set f(x) = 0

x^4 + 4x^3 – 2x^2 – 20x – 15 = 0

(x^2 – 5) (x^2 + 4x + 3) = 0

(x -√5) (x + √5) (x + 1) (x + 3) = 0

either x = √5 or x = – √5 or x = – 1 or x = – 3

Hence, all the zeros of the given polynomial are √5, -√5, – 1 and – 3.

**Question 19: Find all the zeroes of polynomial (2x^4 – 11x^3 + 7x^2 + 13x – 7) , it being given that two of its zeroes are (3 + √2) and (3 – √2). **

**Solution: **

Let f(x) = 2x^4 – 11x^3 + 7x^2 + 13x – 7

Given: (3 + √2) and (3- √2) are the zeros of f(x).

So (x – (3 + √2)) and (x – (3 – √2)) are factors of f(x)

and (x – (3 + √2))(x – (3 – √2)) = x^2 – 6x + 7 is a factor of f(x)

Divide f(x) by x^2 – 6x + 7 we get:

Set f(x) = 0

2x^4 – 11x^3 + 7x^2 + 13x – 7 = 0

(x^2 – 6x + 7) (2x^2 + x – 1) = 0

(x + 3 + √2) (x + 3 -√2) (2x – 1) (x + 1) = 0

x = – 3 – √2 or x = – 3 + √2 or x = 1/2 or x = – 1

Hence, all the zeros of the given polynomial are (-3 -√2), (-3 + √2), 1/2 and – 1.

**Exercise 2C Page No: 59**

**QUESTION 1: If one zero of the polynomial x^2 ‒ 4x + 1 is (2 + √3), write the other zero.**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: (2 + √3) is one of zero of polynomial x^2 ‒ 4x + 1.

To find: Other zero

Since given polynomial is a quadratic so it has only two zeros.

Let other zero be x.

Now,

Sum of zeros = -(coefficient of x)/(coefficient of x^2)

x + (2 + √3) = -(-4/1) = 4

x + 2 + √3 = 4

or x = 2 – √3

Hence, the other zero is (2 -√3).

**QUESTION 2: Find the zeros of the polynomial x^2 + x ‒ p (p + 1).**

**SOLUTION: **

Let f(x) = x^2 + x ‒ p (p + 1)

Above polynomial can be written as,

= x^2 + (p + 1) x – px – p (p + 1)

= x (x + (p + 1)) – p (x + (p + 1))

= (x – p)(x + (p + 1))

To find the zeroes of f(x), put f(x) = 0

(x – p)(x + (p + 1)) = 0

either (x – p) = 0 or (x + (p + 1)) = 0

x = p or x = – (p + 1)

Hence, the zeros of the given polynomial are p and – (p + 1)

**QUESTION 3**

**Find the zeros of the polynomial x^2 – 3x – m (m + 3).**

**SOLUTION: **

Let f(x) = x^2 – 3x – m (m + 3)

Above polynomial can be written as,

f(x) = x^2 – (m + 3)x + mx – m(m + 3)

= x(x – m – 3) + m(x – m – 3)

= (x – m – 3)(x + m)

To find the zeroes of f(x), put f(x) = 0

(x – m – 3)(x + m) = 0

Either x – m – 3 = 0 or x + m = 0

x = m + 3 or x = -m

Required Zeros are (m + 3), -m

**QUESTION 4**

**Find α, β are the zeros of a polynomial such that α + β= 6 and αβ = 4 then write the polynomial.**

**SOLUTION: **

Given : α + β= 6 = sum of zeros and

αβ = 4 = Product of zeroes

We know that, if α and β are the zeros of the polynomial then the quadratic polynomial can be x^2 – (α + β) x + αβ

Now substituting the values, we get

x^2 – 6x + 4, which is required polynomial.

**QUESTION 5**

**If one zeros of the quadratic polynomial kx^2 + 3x + k is 2 then find the value of k.**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: 2 is one of zeroes of the polynomial kx^2 + 3x + k , which means x = 2 will satisfy it.

k(2)^2 + 3( 2) + k = 0

4k + 6 + k= 0

5k + 6 = 0

k = -6 / 5

The value of k is -6 / 5

**QUESTION 6**

**If 3 is a zero of the polynomial 2x^2+ x + k, find the value of k.**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: 3 is one of zeroes of the polynomial 2x^2 + x + k , which means x = 3 will satisfy it.

2x^2 + x + k = 0

2(3)^2 + 3 + k = 0

18 + 3+ k = 0

k = -21

the value of k is -21

**QUESTION 7**

**If ‒4 is a zero of the polynomial x^2 ‒ x- (2k + 2) then find the value of k.**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: -4 is one of zeroes of the polynomial x^2 ‒ x- (2k + 2), which means x = -4 will satisfy it.

x^2 – x – (2k + 2) = 0

(-4)^2 – (-4) – 2k – 2 = 0

16 + 4 – 2k – 2 = 0

-2k + 18 = 0

k = 9

The value of k is 9.

**QUESTION 8**

**If 1 is a zero of the polynomial ax^2 ‒ 3 (a ‒ 1) x ‒ 1 then find the value of a.**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: 1 is one of zeroes of the polynomial ax^2 ‒ 3 (a ‒ 1) x ‒ 1 , which means x = 1 will satisfy it.

a(1)^2 – 3(a – 1) x 1 – 1 = 0

a – 3a + 3 – 1 = 0

-2a + 2 = 0

a = 1

The value of a is 1.

**QUESTION 9**

**If ‒2 is a zero of the polynomial 3x^2 + 4x + 2k then find the value of k.**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: -2 is one of zeroes of the polynomial 3x^2 + 4x + 2k** , **which means x = -2 will satisfy it.

3(-2)^2 + 4(-2) + 2k = 0

12 – 8 + 2k = 0

4 + 2k=0

k = -2

The value of k is -2.

**QUESTION 10**

**Write the zeros of the polynomial x^2 ‒ x ‒ 6.**

**SOLUTION: **

Let f(x) = x^2 – x – 6

= x^2 – 3x + 2x – 6

= x(x – 3) + 2(x – 3)

= (x – 3)(x + 2)\

To find the zeros of f(x), let sat f(x) = 0, we get

(x – 3)(x + 2) = 0

Either x – 3 = 0 or x + 2 = 0

x = 3 or x = -2

Therefore, 3, -2 are zeros.

**QUESTION 11**

**If the sum of the zeros of the quadratic polynomial kx^2 ‒ 3x + 5 is 1, write the value of k.**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: Sum of zeros of polynomial is kx^2 – 3x + 5 is 1.

We know that,

Sum of zeros = -(coefficient of x)/(coefficient of x^2) = -(-3) / k = 3/k

From above results, we get

3/k = 1

Or k = 3

**QUESTION 12**

**If the product of the zeros of the quadratic polynomial x^2 ‒ 4x + k is 3 then write the value of k.**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: Product of zeros of polynomial is x^2 ‒ 4x + k is 3.

We know that,

Product of zeros = (constant term)/(coefficient of x^2) = k/1 = k

From above results, we get

K = 3

**QUESTION 13**

**If (x + a) is a factor of (2×2 + 2ax + 5x + 10), find the value of a.**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: (x + a) is a factor of 2x^2 + (2a + 5) x + 10.

Which shows that one of the zeros of the given polynomial is x + a = 0, i.e. –a.

Now, x = -a satisfy the given polynomial.

2 (-a)^2 + (2a + 5)(-a) + 10 = 0

2a^2 – 2a^2 – 5a + 10 = 0

5a = 10

a = 2

**QUESTION 14**

**If (a ‒ b), a and (a + b) are zeros of the polynomial 2x^3 ‒ 6x^2 + 5x – 7, write the value of a.**

**SOLUTION: **

(a – b), a, (a + b) are the zeros of 2x^3 – 6x^2 + 5x – 7

Sum of zeros = -(coefficient of x)/(coefficient of x^2)

a – b + a + a + b = -(-6) / 2 = 3

3a = 3

or a = 1

**QUESTION 15**

**If x^3 + x^2 ‒ ax + b is divisible by (x^2 ‒ x), write the values of a and b.**

**SOLUTION: **

On dividing x^3 + x^2 ‒ ax + b by (x^2 ‒ x):

Remainder = (2 – a) x + b

Since given polynomial is divisible by x^2 – x (given)

So remainder should be zero.

Therefore,

(2 – a) x + b = 0

pnly possible if, 2 – a = 0 and b = 0

a = 2 and b = 0

Hence, the values are : a = 2, b = 0

**QUESTION 16**

**If α and β are the zeros of the polynomial 2x^2 + 7x + 5, write the value of α + β + αβ.**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: α and β are the zeros of polynomial 2x^2 + 7x + 5

α + β = Sum of zeros = -(coefficient of x)/(coefficient of x^2) = -7/2

αβ = Product of zeros = (constant term)/(coefficient of x^2) = 5/2

α + β + αβ = (α + β) + αβ = -7/2 + 5/2 = -1

**QUESTION 17**

**State division algorithm for polynomials.**

**SOLUTION: **

Division algorithm for polynomials states that: f(x) = q(x) g(x) + r(x)

Where f(x) and g(x) are any two polynomials with g(x) ≠ 0.

After dividing f(x) by g(x), we get two another polynomials, q(x) and r(x)

where r (x) = 0 and degree of r(x) < degree of g(x)

**QUESTION 18**

**The sum of the zeros and the product of zeros of a quadratic polynomial are -1/2 and ‒3 respectively. Write the polynomial.**

**SOLUTION: **

Sum of zeros = -1/2

Product of zeros = -3

We know that, general form of a Polynomial:

x^2 – (Sum of zeros) x + product of zeros

This implies: x^2 – (-1/2) + (-3)

x^2 + 1/2x – 3

**QUESTION 19**

**Write the zeros of the quadratic polynomial f(x) = 6x^2 ‒ 3.**

**SOLUTION: **

To find the zeros of the quadratic polynomial, put f(x) = 0

6x^2 – 3 = 0

3 (2x^2 – 1) = 0

2x^2 = 1

x^2 = 1/2

or x = ±1/√2

Zeros of the given polynomial are 1/√2 and -1/√2.

**QUESTION 20**

**Write the zeros of the quadratic polynomial f(x) = 4√3x^2 + 5x ‒ 2√3.**

**SOLUTION: **

f(x) = 4√3x^2 + 5x ‒ 2√3

To find the zeros of the quadratic polynomial, put f(x) = 0

4√3x^2 + 5x ‒ 2√3 = 0

4√3 x^2 + 8x – 3x – 2√3 = 0

4x (√3 x + 2) – √3 (√3 x + 2) = 0

(4x – √3) (√3 x + 2) = 0

Either (√3 x + 2) = 0 or (4x – √3) = 0

x = -2/√3 or x = √3/4

**QUESTION 21**

**If α and β are the zeros of the polynomial f(x) = x^2 ‒ 5x + k such that α ‒ β = 1, find the value of k.**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: α and β are zeroes of f(x) = x^2 ‒ 5x + k

and α – β = 1

We know that,

α + β = Sum of zeros = -(coefficient of x)/(coefficient of x^2) = 5

α β = Product of zeros = (constant term)/(coefficient of x^2) = k

Now solving α – β = 1 and α + β = 5, we get:

α = 3 and β = 2

Again: α β = k (putting value of α and β)

k = 6.

**QUESTION 22**

**If α and β are the zeros of the polynomial f(x) = 6x^2 + x ‒ 2, find the value of (α/ β + β / α)**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: α and β are zeroes of f(x) = 6x^2 + x – 2

To find: (α/ β + β / α)

α + β = Sum of zeros = -(coefficient of x)/(coefficient of x^2) = -1/6

α β = Product of zeros = (constant term)/(coefficient of x^2) = -1/3

Now,

(α/ β + β / α) = {(α + β)^2 – 2αβ) / αβ }

= (1/36 + 2/3) / (-1/3)

= -25/12

**QUESTION 23**

**If α and β are the zeros of the polynomial f(x) = 5x^2 ‒ 7x + 1, find the value of (1/α + 1/β)**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: α and β are zeroes of f(x) = 5x^2 ‒ 7x + 1

To find: (1/α + 1/β)

α + β = Sum of zeros = -(coefficient of x)/(coefficient of x^2) = 7/5

α β = Product of zeros = (constant term)/(coefficient of x^2) = 1/5

Now,

(1/α + 1/β) = (α + β) / αβ

= 7/5 x 5/1

= 7

**QUESTION 24**

**If α and β are the zeros of the polynomial f(x) = x^2 + x – 2, find the value of (1/α – 1/β)**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: α and β are zeroes of f(x) = x^2 + x – 2

To find: (1/α – 1/β)

α + β = Sum of zeros = -(coefficient of x)/(coefficient of x^2) = -1

α β = Product of zeros = (constant term)/(coefficient of x^2) = -2

Now,

(1/α – 1/β) = (β – α)^2) / αβ

= (β + α)^2 – 4αβ) / (αβ)^2

= 9/ 4

**QUESTION 25**

**If the zeros of the polynomial f(x) = x^3 – 3x^2 + x + 1 are (a – b), a and (a + b), find a and b.**

**SOLUTION: **

Given: Zeros of the polynomial x^3 – 3x^2 + x + 1 are (a – b), a and (a + b).

Now by using the relationship between the zeros of the quadratic polynomial we have:

Sum of zeros = -(coefficient of x)/(coefficient of x^2) = -1

a – b + a + a + b = -1

3a = 3

a = 1

Product of zeros = (constant term)/(coefficient of x^2) = -1

(a – b) (a) (a + b) = -1

(1 – b) (1) (1 + b) = – 1

1 – b^2 = – 1

b = ±√2

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- Quadratic Polynomials
- Cubic Polynomials
- Biquadratic Polynomials
- Value of a Polynomials at a given point
- Zeros of a Polynomials
- Relation between the zeros and coefficients of a quadratic Polynomial

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