Given a polynomial f(x), if (x - 2) is a factor, what else must be true?

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Given a polynomial f(x), if (x - 2) is a factor, what else must be true?

D. f(2) = 0

Step-by-step explanation:

If x-2 is a factor of a function, then f(2) must be zero

f(x) = p(x) * (x-2) since (x-2) is a factor of f(x)

Substitute in x=2

f(2) = p(2) (2-2)

f(2) = p(2) *(0)

Anything times 0 = 0

f(2) = 0

D is the true answerr

If a number is a root of a polynomial, then we substitute the number to x of the polynomial, the answer or y is equal to zero. Hence, in this situation, if (x - 2) is a factor, the root is equal to 2. This means then that upon substituting 2 to the function, y is equal to zero. Answer then is A. f(2) = 0