range of values
Find the range of values of k if has roots with the same sign .
My working :
let a and b be two roots of this equation .
If both a and b were positive , (a+b)>0 , thus -k+3>0 , and 3>k
Similarly ab> 0 , thus k>0
If both a and b were negative , (a+b)<0 , thus -k+3<0 , then 3<k
Similarly , ab>0 , thus k>0
So the range of values should be 3>k , k>0 , and 3<k .
But the answer given is k>0 only . So where is my mistake ?
Well suppose the result give is correct, then what happens when (the only point that your answer suggests the roots either don't exist or have different sign) ?
Originally Posted by mathaddict
The quadratic reduces to which has no real roots, so the given answer is obviously wrong at the only point it disagrees with yours.