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How many real roots does the polynomial 2x^3+8x-7 have?

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How many real roots does the polynomial 2x^3+8x-7 have?

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B. One
C. Two
D. Three
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New post 06 Dec 2019, 13:16
f(0)=-7
f(1)= 3

There must be 1 or 3 roots of the equation in interval 0 to 1

derivative of \(f(x)= 6x^2+8\) is positive for all real values of x.

Hence there is only 1 solution possible.

Not a GMAT Question tho.

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How many real roots does the polynomial 2x^3+8x-7 have?

A. none
B. One
C. Two
D. Three
E. Eight
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