# If (x – a) is a factor of x² – 7 x + 2 a, find the value of ‘a’

**Answer: (a) 5 **

**Solution:-**

(X – a) is a factor of X^2 – 7 X + 2 a

Then, X – a = 0

Put the value of X = a

Then, a^2 – 7 a + 2 a = 0

a^2 – 5 a = 0

a (a – 5) = 0

a – 5 = 0

a = 5

Then, the value of a is 5.

Hence, the correct answer is option (a) 5.