Given and are the roots of the quadratic equation where and are constants.Find the value of and .

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- May 27th 2010, 09:57 PMmastermin346quadratic equation problem
Given and are the roots of the quadratic equation where and are constants.Find the value of and .

- May 27th 2010, 10:15 PMTKHunny
If they are "roots", use substitution.

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Substitute x = 2

Substitute x = m

Solve for p. - May 28th 2010, 03:37 PMTKHunny
One probably should point out that this is linear in 'p' and, without too much difficulty, is solved for 'p'. After that, one could substitute many values for 'x' with relative ease.