Mathematics

What is the smaller value of x for which x(^2) – 3x + 2= 0?

What is the smaller value of x for which x(^2) – 3x + 2= 0?

  • A.
    1
  • B.
    2
  • C.
    3
  • D.
    4
  • E.
    5
Correct Answer: Option A
Explanation

x(^2) – 3x + 2 = 0

x(^2) – 2x – x + 2 = 0

x(x – 2) – 1(x – 2) = 0

(x – 2)(x – 1) = 0

x = 1 or 2. The smaller value of x = 1.