for what valus of k does x^2 + (k+2)x + (k+2) = 0 have equal roots??

Printable View

- Dec 7th 2009, 08:55 PMdeej813maths - roots of equation
for what valus of k does x^2 + (k+2)x + (k+2) = 0 have equal roots??

- Dec 7th 2009, 08:58 PMpickslides
- Dec 7th 2009, 09:00 PMdeej813
um ok

can you explain how?

so what values of k?? - Dec 7th 2009, 09:03 PMTheEmptySet
- Dec 7th 2009, 09:06 PMdeej813
so its when k is + or - 2

- Dec 8th 2009, 10:15 PMT. Studentroots
You are correct. There will be two parabolas with one root each. Each parabola has a vertex touching the x-axis.