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How to use $t(29/\sqrt{2})<0$ where $t(x)=x^2-41x+420$ to prove that $41/29<\sqrt{2}<42/29$??

So I was investigating different ways to approximate $\sqrt{2}$. Here's my latest: $$Let:t(x)=x^2-41x+420$$ then the roots of $t(x)$ are $20$ and $21$. I showed that then $t(x)=(x-20)(x-21)$ and ...
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Find the range of values of $x$ for the inequality $x^2-4x-1>0$ [closed]

Find the range of values of $x$ for the inequality given. $x^2-4x-1>0$
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Inequality challenge

I was studying inequations when I encountered this problem here. How can I find a region of values for m where this inequation is true? $$-3<\frac{x^2+mx-2}{x^2-x+1}>2$$ Thanks
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Find the range of values of $p$ if $(\cos p -1)x^{2}+(\cos p)x+\sin p =0$ has real roots in the variable $x$.

Find the range of values of $p$ if $(\cos p -1)x^{2}+(\cos p)x+\sin p =0$ has real roots in the variable $x$. Restrict the values of $p$ in $[0,2\pi]$. The given equation has real roots if: $$\cos^2 ...
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I am trying to prove an equivalence. I have already proved that: $$x^2 + x < 0 \implies -1 < x < 0 $$ using a sub-proof by cases, in which I used the fact that when $xy < 0$, $x$ and ...
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Prove that for real numbers $x$, if $x^2 - 5x + 4 \ge 0$, then either $x \le 1$ or $x \ge 4$.

Its another homework question that I'm having trouble understanding. The full question is write a detailed structured proof that uses a proof by cases to prove that for real numbers $x$, if $x^2 - 5x ...
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Quadratic inequalities

This is what I tried. I tried finding limits of y and then equating them with the given limits, but I could not simplify it further. The given options for this question are: a+b=23 a^2+b^2=277 ...
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Determine all the values of the parameter $a$ for which the inequality $3-|x-a|>x^2$ is satisfied by at least one negative $x$.

I wanted to know, how can I determine all the values of the parameter $a$ for which the inequality $3 - |x-a| > x^2$ is satisfied by at least one negative $x$. I tried for $x<a, |x-a|=-(x-a)$ ...
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The number of integral values of $a$ for which the inequality $3- |x-a |>x^2$ is satisfied by at least one negative $x$, must be equal to 6

The number of integral values of $a$ for which the inequality $3- |x-a |>x^2$ is satisfied by at least one negative $x$, must be equal to 6. I don't know how to solve this. Can you help?
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If $ax^2-bx+c=0$ has two distinct real roots lying in the interval $(0,1)$ $a,b,c$ belongs to natural prove that $\log_5 {abc}\geq2$

If $ax^2-bx+c=0$ has two distinct real roots lying in the interval $(0,1)$ with $a, b, c\in \mathbb N$, prove that $\log_5 {abc}\geq2$. The equations I could form are: 1) $f(0)>0$ and ...
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The no. of values of k for which $(16x^2+12x+39) + k(9x^2 -2x +11)$ is perfect square is:

I wanted to know, how can i determine the no. of values of k for which $(16x^2+12x+39) + k(9x^2 -2x +11)$ is a perfect square.($x \in R$) I have tried, since $x$ is real the discriminant must be ...
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For what $x\in[0,2\pi]$ is $\sin x < \cos 2x$

What's the set of all solutions to the inequality $\sin x < \cos 2x$ for $x \in [0, 2\pi]$? I know the answer is $[0, \frac{\pi}{6}) \cup (\frac{5\pi}{6}, \frac{3\pi}{2}) \cup (\frac{3\pi}{2}, ...
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Taking the square roots in inequalities

I have a question regarding taking square roots in inequalities. I have a problem asking: Suppose $3x^2+bx+7>0$ for every real number x. Show that $|b|<2\sqrt{21}$. In an earlier question it ...
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Solving a quadratic Inequality

My question is: Solve $$9x-14-x^2>0$$ My answer is: $2 < x < 7$ Though I know my answer is right, I want to know in what ways I can solve it and how it can be graphically represented. ...
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Range of values of f(x) using quadratic inequalities (need intuition)

I'm working on an exercise from a book in the chapter on quadratic inequalities: "Find the set of possible values of the given function $\frac{x - 2}{(x + 2)(x - 3)}$". The answer in the book is "all ...
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Finding set of values using inequalities

I'm attempting a question in my math book (self teaching so don't have a personal tutor to ask). I'm getting confused as to what I'm supposed to be doing. Here's the question: What is the set of ...