Questions on quadratic equations, second degree polynomials usually in the forms $y=ax^2+bx+c$, $y=a(x-h)^2+k$ or $y=a(bx+c)(cx+d)$.

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Variable quadratic functions

I have some doubts in proving the following:- C is the curve $$y = \frac 1 {k+1} [2x^2 + (k + 7)x + 4]$$, where k is a real number not equal to -1. Show that C always passes through two fixed points ...
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How would I solve the quadratic $x^2+3x-70=0$?

How would I solve the following quadratic equation $$x^2+3x-70=0 $$ This is my attempt below $$(x-7x) (x+10x)=0 $$ $$ x-7x=0 \implies -6x=0 \implies x=6$$ $$x+10x=0 \implies 11x=0 \implies ...
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How to interpret coefficients in polynomial regression?

I am working on my thesis (study) about poverty incidence rate and its socio-economic factors using second-order polynomial regression without interaction. The final model in my study is ...
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Verification of solutions to some polynomial prob/

$\boxed{\text{Problem 1}}$ Find the other solution of the equation $(1+\sqrt3)x^2-(5-\sqrt3)x+6-6\sqrt3=0$ given that $2$ is a solution Ma solution: $x_1\cdot x_2=\tfrac ca$ therefore letting ...
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prove for p(x) which is a quadratic polynomial

$p(x)$ is a quadratic polynomial . Prove that any given number for $a$ with one exception , we can find a number $b$ such that $p(a)=p(b)$ and $a$ is not equal to $b$.
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Solving for $a$ and $b$

How would you solve the equality: $$a\,b\,\left(b+a\right)=1$$ in terms of a and/or b? Would you subtract 1 from both sides and work from there? Or would you simply expand and work from there?
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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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Integral values of an expression

Let $b=\sqrt{a^2+5a+8}-\sqrt{a^2-3a+4}$ Find number of integral values of b. My $long$ way using Calculus : Find domain of function : $R$ Note that function is continuous Prove the function is ...
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What does each term in the trinomial represent and their relation to each other? [duplicate]

I am trying to get a grasp or concept understanding what how trinomials answer questions other than answering questions in an algebra class. I. Looking for the practical application. What does the ...
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With Trinomial's, can someone explain the purpose of the first, second and third term. In layman terms.

I know that the first term is a quadratic and I suppose that lets us know we are dealing with identifying a curve, and the third term is our constant. I just can't quite put it all together as how ...
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Find the range of values of $k$ for which the following equation has real roots.

Find the range of values of $k$ for which the following equation $x^2+(1-k)x=k$ has real roots. I tried it, for real roots, $b^2-4ac \geqslant 0$ $x^2+(1-k)x-k=0$ $(1-k)^2-4*1*(-k)\geqslant0$ ...
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Why is every equation always equal to zero? [closed]

A linear equation is $$ ax + b = 0 ; \,\, \,\, a\neq 0 $$ A quadratic equation is $$ax^2 + bx + c = 0 ; \,\, a\neq 0 $$ And so on... Why are all equal to zero? Why have mathematicians defined it ...
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Solving quadratics using $y=a(x-p)^2+q$ ?

The vertex is $(-4, 2)$ and the y-int is $(-3,-1)$. How would I solve this, or find out what "$a$" is so I can write the equation and graph it?
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Find the range of values of $x$ for which $1-x<(x-1)(5-x)<3$.

Find the range of values of $x$ for which $1-x<(x-1)(5-x)<3$. First of all, I solved $1-x<(x-1)(5-x)<3$ which gives me $(x-1)(x-6)<0$ and $(x-4)(x-2)<0$. How to find the range, ...
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Found an example for solving via quadratic formula in a book where I am wondering if this is correct

As a refresher, I was skimming through a free Calculus online textbook "MOOCULUS massive open online calculus" (https://mooculus.osu.edu/handouts) and stumbled upon the following example solving a ...
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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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Linear systems from positions a quadratic passes through?

I don't understand the question. $$y = ax^2 + bx + c$$ passes through the points $(1,-4),(-1,0),(2,3)$. Write down a linear system (unknowns $a,b,c$) of three equations relating the unknowns to each ...
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Show that $3x^2-4x+2$ is always greater than $0$.

How do I show that the function $3x^2-4x+2$ is always greater than $0$?
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Find the maximum or minimum value of the quadratic function by completing the square.

Find the maximum or minimum function of the quadratic function by completing the squares. State the value of $x$ at which the function is maximum or minimum. $y=3x^2+7x+9$ I already posted similar ...
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Find the maximum or minimum value of the quadratic function.

Find the maximum or minimum value of the quadratic function by completing the squares. Also, state the value of $x$ at which the function is maximum or minimum. $y=2x^2-4x+7$ $x^2$ has a coefficient ...
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Convert the L.H.S to the form of the R.H.S by completing the square.

Given that $x^2-3x+5=(x-p)^2+q$ for all values of $x$, calculate the value of $p$ and of $q$. A book example tells me to firstly convert the L.H.S to the form of the R.H.S by completing the square. ...
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Find the value of $p$ and $q$ of the quadratic equation.

The quadratic equation $x^2+px+q=0$ has roots $-2$ and $6$. Find the value of $p$ and $q$. Do I have to make two equations? Something like this? When $x=-2$, (real and distinct roots) ...
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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 possible values of $p$ for which the equation has coincident roots.

Find the possible values of $p$ for which the equation $(2p+3)x^2+(4p-14)x+16p+1=0$ has coincident roots. Coincident roots means 'equal roots'. For equal roots, we should use: $b^2-4ac=0$ ...
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all the values of c for the equation: x^2-5x+c>2

We need to find all the values of c for this equation: x^2-5x+c>2 This question was on my exam I didn't know how to get started on the question. Could some one help me out.
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Find the possible values of $k$, if the equation has equal roots.

The equation $x^2+5k=kx+x+19$ has equal roots. Find the possible values of $k$. Um having problem in rearranging the equation; $x^2+5k-kx-x-19=0$ $x^2+k(5-x)-x-19=0$ What is the next step?
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Solving a quadratic using vietas theorem I keep going in circles.

I am trying to solve the quadratic equation $x^2-48x+432=0$ with out directly factoring OR using the quadratic equation. I am going with vieta. So $$r+s=48$$ and $$rs=432$$ I've already solved it by ...
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Solving quartic equations

I am solving quartic equations by finding the intersections of two quadratics. The given quartic function is of the form $x^4 + px^2 + qx + r = 0$. I know one of the quadratic functions to be $y=x^2$. ...
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Given the matrix, find c such that det(D)=0 has a repeated solution

Given the matrix $D= \begin{vmatrix} 1 & x & x^2\\ 2 & c & 4\\ 3 & 2 & 1 \end{vmatrix} $ Find c such that $\det(D)=0$ has a repeated solution for $x\in R$. I got up to ...
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How to turn algebra into quadratic equation? [closed]

I have to find the maximum value of $x^2+(5+x)^2$ using a parabola. How do I turn the $x^2+(5+x)^2$ into a quadratic equation?
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Solve …

This is what I did Can anyone tell me what's wrong me or the question?
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Find $\frac{a^3}{a^6 + 1}$ given a is a root of a quadratic equation

My question is: If a is a root of the equation $x^2 - 3x + 1 = 0$, then find the value of $\frac{a^3}{a^6 + 1}$. So, I figured we can use the Sridharacharya ...
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Finding maximum value for a function

I was working on this question to find the following function's maximum value.Let $$y=f(x)={{(\sqrt{-3+4x-x^2}+4)}}^2 + (x-5)^2$$ where $$1 \le x \le 3$$.I have to find it's maximum value. I tried by ...
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Problem with system of equations

I wonder how to solve this system of equations: $\begin{cases} 2x^2+y^2=43\\2x^2+4xy=78\end{cases}$ when I subtract I have $y(4x-y)=35$ but I don't if it is good way to look for the solutions.
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Finding the rule of a quadratic graph

I am trying to find the rule. Insofar: $y = a(x-b)^2 + c$ Turning point is $ (1,9) $ So $ b = 1 $ and $ c = 9 $ $y = a(-4-1)^2 + 9$ $-16 = a(-4-1)^2 + 9 $ $-25 = a (-4-1)^2 $ $-25 = a (-5)^2 ...
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Reducing quartic equations to quadratic

I'm trying to re-learn basic math/algebra, and I can't get passed one question concerned with reducing quartic equation to a quadratic: Find, correct to 3 significant figures, all the roots of the ...
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Solving a distance/time/speed problem using the quadratic formula. [closed]

"The distance between Toronto and Ottawa is 352.72 km. The speed on a road trip from Ottawa to Toronto was double of the return, and therefore the drive took 2 hours less. What was the speed on the ...
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Rearranging quadratic equations

I have an equation I'd like to rearrange that I'm having trouble with: The equation goes: $$r = 2ut - 0.333(2ut)^2$$ (on a computer I enter ...
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Solve a bit tricky system of equations

I want to solve the system for $x$, $y$ and $z$. Is there any smart trick to solve it? $$\begin{cases} 2a(ax+by)+2c(cx+dy)+2zx=0 \\ 2b(ax+by)+2d(cx+dy)+2zy=0 \\ x^2+y^2-1=0\end{cases}$$ $a,b,c,d \in ...
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9 rectangles have the same area as 20 squares

This is a fun little question that I encountered on a problem solving assessment: A small area is covered by 20 identical square tiles or 9 identical rectangular tiles. The length of the side of ...
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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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A question on quadratic equations.. Given below in the picture.

PLease also tell how u got to the answer as I want to know the way to solve further questions
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How to solve the following pair of equation.

The pair of equation I need to solve is $x^2+12x+y^2-4y=24$ $x^2-6x+y^2+8y=25$ I have no idea on how to do these kinds of problems (may be by elimination?)
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If $ax^2+bx+c=0$ and $2x^2 +3x+4=0$ have a common root where $a,b,c \in \Bbb N$,find least value of $a+b+c$

problem :If $ax^2+bx+c=0$ and $2x^2 +3x+4=0$ have a common root where $a,b,c \in \Bbb N$,find least value of $a+b+c$ Solution: Here $2x^2 +3x+4=0$ will give complex roots These roots will ...
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Consider the following simultaneous equations in $x$ and $y$…where $a$ is a real constant: $x+y+axy=a$,$x-2y-xy^2$

Consider the following simultaneous equations in $x$ and $y$: $$x+y+axy=a$$ $$x-2y-xy^2=0$$ where $a$ is a real constant. Show that these equations admit real solutions in $x$ and $y$. I could not ...
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Three variable systems if equations.

Given the quadratic function $y=x^2 + 4$ and the linear function $y=x + b$, determine all the possible values of $b$ that would result in a system if equations with two solutions, exactly one ...
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Quadratic equations with prime coefficients

I recently decided to go through old high school notebooks and I found something marginally interesting. I used to note down all kinds of things I came across, and I thought this might be useful for ...
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To find ? in equation $a^2+?^2=c$

How can we solve for $?$ in the below given Equation: $$a^2+?^2=c$$ I don§t want to use Square or Square root as the the number can be in decimals.
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Complex numbers - Quadratic formula?

Let a and b be real numbers. The complex number 4 - 5i is a root of the quadratic $z^2 + (a + 8i) z + (-39 + bi) = 0$. What is the other root? I did a lot of work on hand and plugging this into the ...
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Query about a statement on the consequence of two quadratic equations having a common root

I have read an answer (in this site, but I lost the question number) saying something like the following:- If the quadratic equations F(x) = 0 and f(x) = 0 have a common root, then the quadratics are ...