Which polynomial equation has the roots of -2, `-1/2` , and 5?

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baxthum8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Roots mean solutions that make it true or zeroes.  A possible solution would be:

`(x + 2)(x + 1/2)(x -5)`

``when multiplied gives you:

 `x^3 - 5/2x^2-23/2x - 5`

which is choice a from your solutions.

`-5/2 = -2.5`

and `-23/2 = -11.5`