• Nov 29th 2010, 04:47 AM
Hi
Can anyone plz. point out is there anything wrong with the question given below ?
if its correct thrn how the solution will have to derived ?

Question
If α and β are the roots of the equation ax² + bx + c = 0 then Prove that
a² – 3b² – 2ab + 16ac = 0
• Nov 29th 2010, 06:10 AM
Sudharaka
Quote:

Hi
Can anyone plz. point out is there anything wrong with the question given below ?
if its correct thrn how the solution will have to derived ?

Question
If α and β are the roots of the equation ax² + bx + c = 0 then Prove that
a² – 3b² – 2ab + 16ac = 0

You should know that,

$\alpha+\beta=-\dfrac{b}{a}$

$\alpha\beta=\dfrac{c}{a}$

Also, $a^{2}- 3b^{2} - 2ab +16ac = 0$

$\Rightarrow 1-3\left(\dfrac{b}{a}\right)^2-2\dfrac{b}{a}+16\dfrac{c}{a}=0$

Substitute for $\dfrac{b}{a} ~and~\dfrac{c}{a}$ and see whether the left and right hand sides are equal.
• Nov 29th 2010, 11:22 PM
Hi
Sudharaka
Thanks for your reply, substituting values of α + β and αβ does not make it zero.

• Nov 30th 2010, 11:46 AM
Quote: