# another pass paper question (stationary points)

• Mar 21st 2012, 10:25 AM
mathkid12
another pass paper question (stationary points)
The curve y=ax^2 + bx where a and b are real constants, has a stationary point at (1,2). Calculate the respective value of a and b

OK i know how the do regular stationary point i.e. to find the stationary point, i am getting serious problems with these types of question please help........
• Mar 21st 2012, 11:17 AM
Plato
Re: another pass paper question (stationary points)
Quote:

Originally Posted by mathkid12
The curve y=ax^2 + bx where a and b are real constants, has a stationary point at (1,2). Calculate the respective value of a and b.

The given tells you that $a+b=2~\&~2a+b=0.$
• Mar 21st 2012, 11:47 AM
mathkid12
Re: another pass paper question (stationary points)
thanks alot , just making sure now i solve them simultaneously right?