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8-122.

Without actually multiplying, decide which of the following polynomials could be the product of $\left(x − 2\right)\left(x + 3\right)\left(x − 5\right)$. Justify your choice.

1. $x^{3} − 4x^{2} − 11x − 5$

1. $2x^{3} − 4x^{2} − 11x + 30$

1. $x^{3} − 4x^{2} − 11x + 30$

1. $2x^{3} − 4x^{2} − 11x − 5$

If you expanded the original polynomial, what would be the first term? What would be the last term?