Which statement about 6x2 + 7x – 10 is true?
One of the factors is (x + 3).
One of the factors is (x + 1).
One of the factors is (x + 2).
One of the factors is (x - 2).
Factorization of degree 2 expressions gives 2 factors generally, which are also referred to as the zeros of the expression.
Answer: Option c) i.e. (x + 2) is one of the factors of the given expression.
Go through the explanation to understand better.
Given expression: 6x2 + 7x – 10
On factorizing the given expression, we get:
⇒ 6x2 + (12x - 5x) - 10
⇒ 6x2 + 12x - 5x - 10
⇒ 6x(x + 2) -5(x + 2)
⇒ (6x - 5) (x + 2)