Try this problem from I.S.I. B.Stat Entrance Objective Problem based on Set of real numbers.

Set of real Numbers (B.Stat Objective Question )


The set of all real numbers x satisfying the inequality \(x^{3}(x+1)(x-2) \geq 0\) can be written as

  • [-1,infinity)
  • none of these
  • [2,infinity)
  • [0,infinity)

Key Concepts


Equation

Roots

Algebra

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But try the problem first…

Answer:none of these

Source
Suggested Reading

B.Stat Objective Problem 714

Challenges and Thrills of Pre-College Mathematics by University Press

Try with Hints


First hint

\(x^{3}(x+1)(x-2) \geq 0\)

case I \(x^{3}(x+1)(x-2) > 0\)

or, \(0<x, -1<x, 2<x\) which is first inequation

case II \(x^{3}>0, (x+1)<0, (x-2)<0\)

or, \(x>0, x<-1, x<2\) which is second equation

Second Hint

case III \(x^{3}<0, (x+1)<0, (x-2)>0\)

or, x<0 x<-1, 2<x which is third equation

case IV \(x^{3}<0, (x+1)>0, (x-2)<0\)

or, x<0, x>-1, x<2 which is fourth equation

Final Step

Combining we get \(x^{3}(x+1)(x-2) \geq 0\) satisfy if \(x\in\) \((-1,0) \bigcup (2,infinity)\)

or, noneof these.

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