Find the values of m for which the difference between the roots of the equation is 5. I don't know how to start.
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Originally Posted by womatama Find the values of m for which the difference between the roots of the equation is 5. I don't know how to start. Let and be roots to this equation. That means that and . However, we impose case that . Therefore, This tells us that the value of depends on the value of one of the roots. Does this make sense?
Originally Posted by womatama Find the values of m for which the difference between the roots of the equation is 5. I don't know how to start. 1. The quadratic equation has the solutions 2. The difference between the 2 solutions is 3. Your equation becomes where a = 16, b = -m, c = 2501 Therefore you have to solve for m I've got
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