Hi,

May I please have your help in solving the problem below?

Thanks.

Show that the roots of the equation are real.

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- Jul 16th 2013, 09:00 AMSeaniboyThe nature of the roots of a quadratic equation
Hi,

May I please have your help in solving the problem below?

Thanks.

Show that the roots of the equation are real. - Jul 16th 2013, 09:20 AMProve ItRe: The nature of the roots of a quadratic equation
Have you tried checking the discriminant of this quadratic equation?

- Jul 16th 2013, 01:42 PMSeaniboyRe: The nature of the roots of a quadratic equation
Yes Sir, I have. greater than or equal to zero;

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However, how does one prove that is greater than or equal to zero? - Jul 16th 2013, 01:47 PMMarkFLRe: The nature of the roots of a quadratic equation
Try factoring the first 3 terms as the square of a binomial...then you will have the sum of two squares...

- Jul 16th 2013, 02:10 PMPlatoRe: The nature of the roots of a quadratic equation
- Jul 17th 2013, 06:52 AMSeaniboyRe: The nature of the roots of a quadratic equation
Thanks Plato.

- Jul 17th 2013, 06:53 AMSeaniboyRe: The nature of the roots of a quadratic equation
Thanks Mark.