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What is the value of 3x^2 + 2x – 1 ?

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Find : \(3x^2 + 2x – 1\) =?

(1) (x + 1)(3x + 1) = 0
=> either x+1 = 0 or 3x+1 =0 => \(x= -1\) or \(x= -1/3\)
Insufficient

(2) \((x + 1)^2\) = 0
=> x+1 = => \(x=-1\)

By putting value of x in equation => \(3x^2 + 2x – 1 = 3(-1)^2+2(-1)-1 = 3-2-1 =0\)

Sufficient

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New post 17 Sep 2017, 07:27
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What is the value of 3x^2 + 2x – 1 ?

(1) (x + 1)(3x + 1) = 0
(2) (x + 1)^2 = 0


Stmnt 1 ==> (x+1)(3x+1)=0 implies x=-1 or x=-1/3 . 2 values of x gives 2 different ans. soo insufficient

Stmnt2 ==> x+1^2=0 implies x=-1 . So 3-2-1=0 . Sufficient.

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