The following multiple-choice question, explained here in hopes of helping algebra 2 students and their parents in Maryland prepare for the PARCC test near the end of this school year, appears on the released version of the PARCC Algebra 2 sample test released following the 2016 test (#10).
For an unknown polynomial function p(x), p(4) + 2 = 2. Which binomial is a factor of p(x)?
A. x – 2
B. x + 2
C. x – 4
D. x + 4