If the factors of a polynomial are x-5 and x+2, what values of x make that polynomial 0?

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Dec 25, 2016

Answer:

To find what values of x make the polynomial become equal to zero, you set each of the factors equal to zero and then solve each of them for x.

Explanation:

To find what values of x make the polynomial become equal to zero, you set each of the factors equal to zero and then solve each of them for x, as follows:

#x - 5 = 0 and x + 2 = 0#

#x = 5 and x = -2#