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    2 questions

    I need help quick please.

    1. Find all the values of H such that the equation 3x2-2x + H=O has imaginary roots.

    2.When a Current, C flows through a given electrical circut, the power, W of the circuit can be determined by the formula W= 120C - 12C2. What amount of current supplies the maximum power. And what is the maximum power that can be delivered in this circuit.

    the 2 after the c and X means squared sorry don't know how else to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by key View Post
    I need help quick please.

    1. Find all the values of H such that the equation 3x2-2x + H=O has imaginary roots.
    we have imaginary roots when the discriminant is negative, that is, when b^2 - 4ac = 4 - 12H < 0
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    Quote Originally Posted by key View Post
    2.When a Current, C flows through a given electrical circut, the power, W of the circuit can be determined by the formula W= 120C - 12C2. What amount of current supplies the maximum power. And what is the maximum power that can be delivered in this circuit.

    the 2 after the c and X means squared sorry don't know how else to do it.
    Thank ou
    the formula for power is a downward opening parabola. find the vertex of the parabola. the "x"-value gives the current and the "y"-value gives the maximum power

    there are two ways to go about this:

    1. For a parabola f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c the vertex is given by: \left( \frac {-b}{2a}, f \left( \frac {-b}{2a} \right) \right)

    so \frac {-b}{2a} is the current and f \left( \frac {-b}{2a} is the max power


    2. Complete the square to get the quadratic in the form W = a(C - h)^2 + k

    when in this form, the vertex is given by (h,k)

    so h is the current, and k is the max power
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