Tue July 12, 2011 By: Yohan Zachariah

Find value of a and b so that the polynomial x cube-ax square=13x+b has x-1 and x+3 as factors.

Expert Reply
Mon July 11, 2011
As x-1 and x+3 are factors of the polynomial they will satisfy the 2 equations
putting x=1 and x=-3 we will get
1-a=13+b a+b= -12
-27-9a= -39+b 9a+b=12
solving the above 2 equations we get
a=3 and b=-15
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