Originally Posted by
kkoutsothodoros Hello all,
Here is a sample GRE subject exam question.
Let p(x) be the polynomial x^3 + a*x^2 + b*x + c, where a, b, and c are real constants. if p(-3) = p(2) = 0 and p'(3) < 0, which of the following is a possible value of c?
(A) -27
(B) -18
(C) -6
(D) -3
(E) -1/2
I have figured out the solution getting -27 as the answer. My question regards a solution I came across on another forum by someone else that I am having trouble following.
Given the information available is it possible to conclude that the third root of the equation must be strictly less than -3?
Thanks!