How do I find the sum and product of the roots of this equation? The equation is .
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Originally Posted by deathtolife04 How do I find the sum and product of the roots of this equation? The equation is . Well, the direct way is to solve the equation and find the sum and the product! To show how to do this without actually solving: So and Recall that , so -Dan
Originally Posted by deathtolife04 How do I find the sum and product of the roots of this equation? The equation is . Hello, you can use the theorem of Vieta(?) (that's the name I know for this theorem) if you have a quadratic equation: with the solutions then the theorem says: and
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