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A) Quantity A is greater. B) Quantity B is greater. C) The two quantities are equal. D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

A) Quantity A is greater. B) Quantity B is greater. C) The two quantities are equal. D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Answer: B x<0 We want to compare x^2 - 5x +6 and x^2 -9x +20, as x^2 is the same amount in both of them, we can omit it and compare - 5x +6 and -9x +20

- 5x +6 and -9x +20 We subtract 6 from both sides, then we will have: -5x and -9x + 14 As x is something negative, if it’s multiplied by a negative number (-5 in A and -9 in B) it will be positive, So -9x is bigger than -5x. Assume -9x as 9*(-x) and as x is negative, (-x) will be positive, same for -5x) So B is bigger than A.
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