The function


The function $f(x)=\frac{x^{3}+x^{2}-16 x+20}{x-2}$ is not defined for $x=2$. In order to make $f(x)$ continuous at $x=2$, Here $f(2)$ should be defined as

(a) 0

(b) 1

(C) 2

(d) 3



$x^{3}+x^{2}-16 x+20$

$=x^{3}-2 x^{2}+3 x^{2}-6 x-10 x+20$

$=x^{2}(x-2)+3 x(x-2)-10(x-2)$

$=(x-2)\left(x^{2}+3 x-10\right)$



So, the given function can be rewritten as


$\Rightarrow f(x)=(x-2)(x+5)$

If $f(x)$ is continuous at $x=2$, then

$\lim _{x \rightarrow 2} f(x)=f(2)$

$\Rightarrow \lim _{x \rightarrow 2}(x-2)(x+5)=f(2)$

$\Rightarrow f(2)=0$

Hence, in order to make $f(x)$ continuous at $x=2, f(2)$ should be defined as $0 .$

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