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# find the zeroes of the quadratic polynomial x^2 – 2x – 8 and verify a relationship between zeroes and its coefficients - CBSE Class 10 - Mathematics

ConceptRelationship Between Zeroes and Coefficients of a Polynomial

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find the zeroes of the quadratic polynomial x2 – 2x – 8 and verify a relationship between zeroes and its coefficients

Find the zeroes of the following quadratic polynomials and verify the relationship between the zeroes and the coefficients

x2 – 2x – 8

#### Solution 1

x2 - 2x- 8 = x2 - 4x + 2x - 8

= x(x-4) + 2(x - 4)

= (x - 4)(x + 2)

Therefore the zeroes of the polynomial x2 - 2x - 8 are {4, 2}

Relationship between the zeroes and the coefficients of the polynomial

Sum of the zeroes = - (

Also sum of the zeroes of the polynomial = 4 - 2 = 2

Product of the zeroes = (

Also product of the zeroes  = 4 x -2 = -8

Hence verified

#### Solution 2

f(x) = 𝑥2 − 2𝑥 − 8

𝑓(𝑥) = 𝑥2 − 2𝑥 − 8

= 𝑥2 − 4𝑥 + 2𝑥 − 8

= 𝑥(𝑥 − 4) + 2(𝑥 − 4)

= (𝑥 + 2)(𝑥 − 4)

Zeroes of the polynomials are -2 and 4

Sum of the zeroes ="-coefficient of x"/"coefficient of x"

-2+4=(-(-2))/1

2 = 2

Product of the zeroes ="constant term"/("coefficient of "x^2)

-2xx4=(-8)/1

-8 = -8

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RD Sharma Solution for 10 Mathematics (2018 to Current)
Chapter 2: Polynomials
Ex. 2.10 | Q: 1.1 | Page no. 33

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