You are multiplying both sides of the equation by a^2b^2 so in your second line you should have =a^2b^2 instead of =1
The quadratic ax^2+bx+c=0 has repeated roots if b^2-4ac=0 so apply this to your quadratic.
Yes you ar on the right track but to get from line 1 to line 2 you were multiplying throughout by a^2b^2. So instead of =1 you should have =a^2b^2
ax^2+bx+c=0 has repeated roots if b^2-4ac=0 so apply this to your corrected equation.
OK, here goes:
a = (b2 - m2a2)
b = 2mca2
c = (a2b2 - c2)
For repeated roots, b2 = 4ac
4m2c2a2 = 4.(b2 - m2a2)(a2b2 - c2)
If I try to simplify and solve this equation, I don't get the result b2 - 4ac = 0
If I simply ignore the constants a,b & c, I get the equation x2+2x+1 = 0, for which I get the roots (x+1) & (x+1)
Is this correct?
a = (b2 - m2a2)
b = -2mca2
c = (- a2c2 - a2b2)
b2 = 4ac
4m2c2a4 = 4.(b2 - m2a2).(-a2c2 - a2b2)
4m2c2a4 = 4[ -a2b2c2 + m2a4c2 - a2b4 + m2a4b2]
The two sides are not equal.
We get 4m2c2a4 on both sides, but what to do with the other terms?
That 1 in your second line should be a^2b^2 (You were in the process of multiplying both sides by a^2b^2
So line should read (b^2-a^2m^2)x^2-2a^2mcx-a^2(b^2+c^2)=0
Now ax^2+bx+c=0 has repeated roots if b^2-4ac=0
So in our equation want (2a^2mc)^2+4(b^2-a^2m^2)a^2(b^2+c^2)=0
That 1 in your second line should be (You were in the process of multiplying both sides by
So line should read
Now has repeated roots if
So in our equation want
I have carried out the correction of multiplying RHS also by and started with the corrected equation,
which can be rewritten as
I have carried out the multiplication as you have said. Incidentally, the equation should be
because the term "C" is negative.
which I have correctly done. How does all this relate to the original equation ?
Edit: Whether the term is negative or positive, it does not matter since there are uncancelled terms on the RHS.
This is correct. Now multiply out brackets. There will be an a^2 which can be cancelled out of every term (since right hand side=0)
You should also see among the terms a^2m^2c^2-a^2m^2c^2, so these go.
Now you should see that there is b^2 which can be cancelled.
Should now have b^2+c^2-a^2m^2=0
Now replace c and m by what we let them stand for at the beginning.