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# Factorise : (i) 12 x ^2 - 7x + 1

4.(i)  Factorise :

(i)    $12x^2 - 7x + 1$

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Given polynomial is   $12x^2 - 7x + 1$

We need to factorise the middle term into two terms such that their product is equal to $12 \times 1 = 12$ and their sum is equal to $-7$

We can solve it as

$\Rightarrow 12x^2 - 7x + 1$

$\Rightarrow 12x^2-3x-4x+1$                                                       $(\because -3 \times -4 = 12 \ \ and \ \ -3+(-4) = -7)$

$\Rightarrow 3x(4x-1)-1(4x-1)$

$\Rightarrow (3x-1)(4x-1)$

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