What is the value of b such that x+3 is a factor of ?
  • a)
    1
  • b)
    4
  • c)
    -2
  • d)
    3
Correct answer is 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

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Maha Lakshmi
May 25, 2018
Since x+ 3 is a factor of x2-bx-12 ,P(minus3)=0 therefore= (minus3)whole square minus b× minus3 minus 12 =9+3b minus 12 =minus3. 3b=minus 3 b. minus3/minus 3 b=1 hence proved

Since x+ 3 is a factor of x2-bx-12 ,P(minus3)=0 therefore= (minus3)whole square minus b× minus3 minus 12 =9+3b minus 12 =minus3. 3b=minus 3 b. minus3/minus 3 b=1 hence proved
Since x+ 3 is a factor of x2-bx-12 ,P(minus3)=0 therefore= (minus3)whole square minus b× minus3 minus 12 =9+3b minus 12 =minus3. 3b=minus 3 b. minus3/minus 3 b=1 hence proved