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"If the polynomial P(x)=x^2+ax+1 is a factor of T(x)=2x^3-16x+b, find the values of a and b."

Anyone have any ideas?

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"If the polynomial P(x)=x^2+ax+1 is a factor of T(x)=2x^3-16x+b, find the values of a and b."

Anyone have any ideas?

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c+2a=0

2+ac=-16

b=c

Solving this yields

a=3 or -3, and thus

b=-6 or 6

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