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Find the Value K If X − 3 is a Factor of K2x3 − Kx2 + 3kx − K. - Mathematics

Answer in Brief

Find the value k if x − 3 is a factor of k2x3 − kx2 + 3kx − k.

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Solution

Let `f(x) = k^2 x^3 - kx^2 + 3kx - k` be the given polynomial.

By the factor theorem,

(x − 3) is a factor of f(x) if f (3) = 0

Therefore,

 `f(3) = k^2 (3)^3 - k(3)^2 + 3k(3) - k = 0`

\[\Rightarrow 27 k^2 - 9k + 9k - k = 0\]

\[ \Rightarrow 27 k^2 - k = 0\]

\[ \Rightarrow k\left( 27k - 1 \right) = 0\]

\[ \Rightarrow k = 0 \text { or k } = \frac{1}{27}\]

Hence, the value of k is 0 or `1/27`.

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RD Sharma Mathematics for Class 9
Chapter 6 Factorisation of Polynomials
Exercise 6.4 | Q 13 | Page 24
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