Answer :

We have, (x2 + kx – 3) = (x – 3) (x + 1)

So, the value of k can be calculated as follows:


(x2 + kx – 3) = x2 – 3x + x – 3


x2 + kx – 3 = x2 – 2x – 3


On comparing the coefficients, we get,


kx = - 2x


k = - 2


Thus, the value of k = - 2


Hence, option B is correct

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