Factorization Worksheet Question10

In this page factorization worksheet question10 we are going to see solution of tenth problem.

Step 1:  Arrange the dividend and the divisor according to the descending powers of x and then write the coefficients of dividend in the first zero. Insert 0 for missing terms.

Step 2:  Find out the zero of the divisor.

Step 3:  Put 0 for the first entry in the second row. 

Step 4:  Write down the quotient and remainder accordingly. All the entries except the last one  in the third row constitute the coefficients of the quotient.

Question 10

Factorize each of the following polynomial 2 x³ + 11 x² - 7 x - 6

Solution

Let p (x) = 2 x³ + 11 x² - 7 x - 6

 x = 1

     p (1) = 2 (1)³ + 11 (1)² - 7 (1) - 6

             = 2 (1) + 11 (1) - 7 - 6

             = 2 + 11 - 13

             = 13 - 13

             = 0

So we can decide (x - 1) is a factor. To find other two factors we have to use synthetic division. 

So the factors are (x - 1) and (2 x² + 13 x + 6). By factoring this quadratic equation we get  (x + 6) (2 x + 1)

Therefore the required three factors are (x - 1) (x + 6) (2 x + 1)