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### NCERT Solutions For Class 10 Maths Chapter 2 Exercise 2.2 – Polynomials

**NCERT Solutions For Class 10 Maths Chapter 2 Exercise 2.2 – Polynomials**

**1. Find the zeros of the quadratic polynomials and verify the relationships between the zeros and the coefficients.**

**(i) x ^{2}-2x-8**

**Solution: **

Let, P(x) = x^{2}-2x-8

Comparing P(x) with a quadratic equation ax^{2}+bx+c

we have b/a = -2 and c/a = -8.

P(x) = x^{2}-2x-8

= x^{2}-4x+2x-8

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

= (x-4) (x+2)

Therefore, the value of P(x) will be zero if x-4=0 or x+2=0 i.e., when x=4 or x=-2

Hence the zeros of P(x) are 4, -2

Sum of zeros = 4+(-2) = 2 = -(-2/1) = -(b/a)

Product of the zeros = 4(-2) = -8 = c/a

**(ii) 4s ^{2}-4s+1**

**Solution: **

Let P(s) = 4s^{2}-4s+1

Comparing P(s) with a quadratic equation as^{2}+bs+c we have b/a = -(4/4) = -1 and (c/a) = 1/4

P(s) = 4s^{2}-4s+1

= (2s)^{2}-2. 2s+1^{2}

= (2s-1)^{2}

Therefore, the value of P(s) will be zero if (2s-1)^{2} = 0 i.e., if s = 1/2 ,or 1/2

Hence the zeros of P(s) are 1/2, 1/2

Sum of zeros = 1/2 + 1/2 = (1+1)/2 = 2/2 = 1 = -b/a

Product of the zeros = (1/2).(1/2) = 1/4 = c/a

**(iii) 6x ^{2}-3-7x**

**Solution: **

Let, P(x) = 6x^{2}-3-7x

Comparing P(x) with a quadratic equation ax^{2}+bx+c we have b/a = -7/6 and c/a = – 3/6

Now P(x) = 6x^{2}-7x-3

= 6x^{2}-9x+2x-3

=3x(2x-3) + 1(2x-3)

= (2x-3) (3x+1)

Therefore the value of P(x) will be zero if 2x-3=0 or 3x+1=0

Then, 2x = 3

x = 3/2

Or, 3x = -1

x = -(1/3)

Hence the zeros of P(x) are 3/2, -(1/3)

Sum of zeros = 3/2 + (-1/3) = 3/2 – 1/6 = (9-1)/6 = 7/6 = -(b/a)

Product of the zeros = (3/2).(-1/3) = -(3/6) = c/a

**(iv) 4u ^{2}+8u**

**Solution:**

Let, P(u) = 4u^{2}+8u

Comparing P(u) with a quadratic equation au^{2}+bu+c we have b/a = 8/4 = 2 and c/a = 0/4 = 0

P(u) = 4u^{2}+8u

= u(4u+8)

Therefore, the value of P(u) will be zero

Then, u = 0

Or, 4u+8 = 0

4u = -8

u = -2

Hence the zeros of P(s) are 0, -2

Now sum of zeros = 0+(-2) =-2 =-(b/a)

And product of the zeros = 0. 2= 0 = c/a

**(v) t ^{2}-15**

**Solution: **

Let P(t) = t^{2}-15

Comparing P(t) with a quadratic equation at^{2}+bt+c we have b/a = 0 and c/a = -15

Therefore, the value of P(t) will be zero if t^{2}-15 = 0 i.e., t^{2}= 15 so t = ±√15

Hence the zeros of P(s) are √15, – √15

Sum of zeros = √15 – √15 = 0 = -(b/a)

Product of the zeros = √15(-√15) = -15 = c/a

**(vi) 3x ^{2}– x-4**

**Solution: **

Let P(x) = 3x^{2}-x-4

Comparing P(x) with a quadratic equation ax^{2}+bx+c we have b/a = -(1/3) and (c/a) = -(4/3)

P(x) = 3x^{2}-x-4

= 3x^{2}-4x+3x-4

= x(3x-4)+1(3x-4)

= (3x-4)(x+1)

Therefore the value of P(x) will be zero if 3x-4=0 or x+1=0

Then, 3x = 4

x = 4/3

Or, x = -1

Hence the zeros of P(x) are 4/3, – 1

Sum of zeros = (4/3) – 1= (4-3)/3 = 1/3 = -(b/a)

Product of the zeros = (4/3).(-1) = -(4/3) = c/a

**2. Find the quadratic polynomials each with the given numbers as the sum and products of its zeros respectively.**

**(i) (1/4), -1**

Solution: Let the quadratic polynomial be ax^{2}+bx+c and its zeros be α, β.

Then α+β = (1/4) = -(b/a)

And αβ = -1 = (c/a)

Then the quadratic polynomial is given by

x^{2 }–(α+β)x+ αβ = x^{2}– (1/4)x – 1

**(ii) √2, 1/3**

Solution: Let α, β be the two zeros of the quadratic polynomial.

Then α+β = √2 and αβ = 1/3

Hence the required quadratic polynomial is given by

x^{2 }– (α+β)x + αβ = x^{2}– √2x + (1/3)

**(iii) 0, √5**

Solution: Let α, β be the two zeros of the quadratic polynomial.

Then α+β = 0 and αβ = √5

Hence the required quadratic polynomial is given by

x^{2 }– ( α+β)x + αβ = x^{2}– 0.x + √5 = x^{2}+ √5

**(iv) 1, 1**

Solution: Let α, β be the two zeros of the quadratic polynomial.

Then α+β = 1 and αβ = 1

Hence the required quadratic polynomial is given by

x^{2 }– ( α+β)x + αβ = x^{2}– 1.x + 1 = x^{2}– x + 1

**(v) -(1/4) , (1/4)**

Solution: Let α, β be the two zeros of the quadratic polynomial.

Then α+β = -(1/4) and αβ = 1/4

Hence the required quadratic polynomial is given by

x^{2 }– ( α+β)x + αβ = x^{2}– (-1/4).x + (1/4) = x^{2}+ (1/4)x + 1/4

**(vi) 4, 1**

Solution: Let α, β be the two zeros of the quadratic polynomial.

Then α+β = 4 and αβ = 1

Hence the required quadratic polynomial is given by

x^{2 }–( α+β)x+ αβ = x^{2}– 4.x + 1 = x^{2}– 4x +1

**NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 2 Exercise 2.2 – Polynomials, has been designed by the NCERT to test the knowledge of the student on the topic – Relationship between Zeroes and Coefficients of a Polynomial**