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## Homework Statement

The polynomial P(x) is cubic. What is the largest value of k for which the polynomials Q_1(x) = x^2+(k-29)x-k and Q_2(x) = 2x^2+(2k-43)x+k are both factors of P(x)?

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## The Attempt at a Solution

I don't understand the question. How can you determine whether Q_1 and Q_2 are factors of P(x) when they do not tell you what P(x) is!?