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Box contains 15 items,4 of which are defective and 11 are good. Two items are selected. What is probability that the first is good and the second defective?

Answer: The answer is (C) Patricia is not correct because both 3 – 4i  and -11+√2i  must be roots.

Step-by-step explanation:  Given that  (-11-√2i) , (3 + 4i), and 10 are the roots of the polynomial function f(x) that Patricia is studying.

We know that the complex roots of a polynomial function always occur in pairs. That is, if (a + bi) is a root of a function, then (a – bi) will also be a root (one is the complex conjugate of the other).

The complex conjugate of (3 + 4i) is (3 – 4i) and the complex conjugate of (-11 – √2i) is (11 + √2i).

Therefore,  (3 – 4i) and (-11 + √2i) both are the roots of f(x).

Hence, since we have 5 roots, so the degree of the polynomial function f(x) cannot be 4.

Since Patricia concludes that the degree of f(x) is 4, so she is not correct because both (3 – 4i)  and (-11+√2i)  must be roots.

Thus, option (C) is correct.

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