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

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Quadratic equation, math olympiad question

So this is a 9-10th grade, math olympiad problem I found. Define the parabola $y=ax^2+bx+c$ such that $a,b,c$ are positive integers. Suppose that the roots of the quadratic equation $ax^2+bx+c=0$ are ...
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Conceptual problem in solving quadratic equation

The sum of all real roots of the equation $$|x-2|^2 + |x-2| - 2 = 0$$ is? I tried this problem by taking two cases $x<2$ and $x>2$ and solving the corresponding equations and I got $8$ as the ...
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Conditions on polynomials with common roots.

If one root of the equation $x^2 + ax + b = 0$ and $x^2 + bx + a = 0$ is common and $a \ne b$ then: The options are as follows: $$\begin{array}{ll} (A)\quad& a + b = 0\\ (B)& a + b = -1\\ ...
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Can a quadratic be solved with matrices?

The question, pure curiosity, is whether you can solve a quadratic with the use of matrices? And if yes, does that method also work for higher polynomials? Say for example I have a quadratic such as ...
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If $\alpha,\beta$ be the roots of $ax^2+bx+c=0 (a,b,c \in R)$

If $\alpha,\beta$ be the roots of $ax^2+bx+c=0 (a,b,c \in R) , \frac{c}{a}<1$ and $b^2-4ac <0$, $$f(n) \sum^n_{r=1} (|\alpha|^r +|\beta|^r)$$ then $$\lim_{n\to \infty} f(n) $$ is equal to ? Sum ...
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How do you find out the range of values when dealing with simultaneous equations?

Find the range of value for $k$ for which $kx + y = 3$ meets $x^2 + y^2 = 5$ in two distinct points. im so stuck can someone give me a clear guide to the correct method and answer, thank you
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Find the domain and range of a quadratic [duplicate]

$$F(x)=\frac {x^2+ax+1}{x^2+x+1}$$ Find the complete set of values of 'a' such that $F(x)$ is onto And f(x) maps from real numbers to real numbers.
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quadratic equation

A garden is in the shape of a rectangle, $20$m by $8$m. Around the outside is a border of uniform width and in the middle is a square pond. The area which is not occupied by either border or pond is ...
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Parametrization of $ax^2+bxy+c=0$

Can I just fix $y=t$ and use quadratic formula to get the rational points of the diophantine $$ax^2+bxy+c=0?$$ or is there another method? I feel like I am turning in circles with the quadratic ...
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quadratics equation tricky problem

I am confused with this question- if $ax^2+bx+c$ have no real roots then- $1+c/a+b/a$ is-- a. Positive b. Negative c. Zero d. Can.t say I tried attempting it as follows $b^2-4ac<0$ so ...
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quadratic equation: $5x^2 + 9x - 170 = 0$

I have a problem, my textbook says the solution of $5x^2 + 9x - 170 = 0$ is $5$ but the book didn't describe how it solved the equation. How can I solve this?
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Solving matrix equation of the form $(AX)^2+(BY)^2=D$

Is there any method that can solve the matrix equation of the form $(AX)^2+(BY)^2=D$? $A$ and $B$ are matrices, $X$, $Y$ and $D$ are column vectors. (Solve for $X$ and $Y$) I originally have two ...
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Question about quadratic equation of complex coefficients.

Let $az^2+bz+c=0$ be a quadratic equation with complex coefficients $a,b,c$ and roots $z_1, z_2.$ If it is given that $|z_1|\not=|z_2|,$ how can I obtain the condition for this containing $a,b,c?$ ...
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How to solve this equation? Can I treat as a quadratic equation?

$$\ln(x+3)+\ln(x-4)=0$$ How to solve this equation? First removing the 'ln' from the equation and after making a quadratic equation and then solve the quadratic equation?
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If the roots of $x^2+x-1$ are $\alpha$ and $\beta$, find an $eq^{n}$ whose roots are $\alpha^{19}$ and $\beta^{7}$

If the roots of $x^2+x-1$ are $\alpha$ and $\beta$, find an $eq^{n}$ whose roots are $\alpha^{19}$ and $\beta^{7}$ My Procedure The roots are $$\frac{-b+\sqrt{b^{2}-4ac}}{2a}$$ and ...
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Non-standard quadratic matrix equation

I have an equation that looks like the following: $$ A\cdot\mathrm{diag}(x)\cdot x + B\cdot x + c = 0 $$ where $A, B, C \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$ and $x, c \in \mathbb{R}^n$. $ x $ is unknown. ...
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List the elements of the set $\{X \in \mathbb Z \mid 4X^2 +11X = 0\}$ [closed]

I don't get this maths equation Can anybody explain it ? Thanks List the elements of the following set: $A=\{X \in \mathbb Z \mid 4X^2 +11X = 0\}$.
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Evaluating cubic roots of a quadratic

If $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are the roots of the quadratic equation $2x^2 + 4x -5 = 0$, evaluate $\alpha^3 + \beta^3$.. I know that $$\alpha + \beta = \frac{-b}{a}$$ and $$\alpha \beta = ...
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Factor the Quadratic

-16t^2+32t+20=0. How are you supposed to find -5 and positive 1 to put in the parenthesis? -4(2t-5)(2t+1)?
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About diagonalizing a matrix for a quadratic expression (with the goal of uncoupling mixed terms)

my question is originated from a physical problem. I will try to present the problem as simple as possible, but I fear it will still be long since I'm bad at expressing myself briefly. It starts with ...
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Solve system with different variables

I need to solve the system: $$x^2+2xy+y^2-1 = 0$$ where variable is $x$ AND $$x^2 + 2xy = 0$$ where variable is $y$. From the first Ι take discriminant, and end in one solution $x_1 = 1-y$ and ...
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Inequalities $- x^2 - (1/2) x - 5 < 0$ ; why is $x > 5/2$?

Question : $$\text{ find the set of values of }x \text{ for which } $$ $$10 + x - 2x^2 < 0$$ Answer : $$x < -2$$ $$x > 2\frac{1}{2}$$ EDIT - thanks for the responses. To try and ...
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Quadratic Irrationality of the Periodic points of the Gauss map

If $G:[0,1] \rightarrow [0,1]$ is the Gauss map which is defined as $$G(x) = \left\{\frac{1}{x}\right\} = \frac{1}{x} - \left\lfloor\frac{1}{x}\right\rfloor,$$ show that if $x$ is periodic of order ...
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Issue on proving quadratic formula

I have come across a stage of the proof: $$ \left(x+\frac b{2a}\right)^2=\frac{b^2-4ac}{4a^2}$$ How does $\left(x+\frac b{2a}\right)^2$ not equal $\pm x\pm \frac b{2a}$ when taking the square root?
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In what base does the equation $x^2 - 11x + 22 = 0$ have solutions $6$ and $3$?

If we have below equation and know that $6$ and $3$ are answers of this equation, how to obtain the base used in the equation? $$x^2 - 11x + 22 = 0$$ Partial result The base is not $10$. (Because ...
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Manipulate the Physics Equation $P = I^2R$ to get R by itself

Given that $P = (V^2 R_1)/(R_1 + R_2)^2$, manipulate the equation so that we get $R_1$ by itself and that we have a quadratic equation. Where $V, P, R_1$, and $R_2$, are variables. I'm stuck when I ...
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Inequalities and equations - creating sets from quadratic equations.

My question is just making sure that my working is correct and that I understand properly (self teaching, can get confused...) So question : Find the set of values for which $$x^2 -4x-12 < 0$$ ...
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What is the correct answer to this diffferential equation?

[Question] When solving the differential equation: $$\frac{\mathrm dy}{\mathrm dx} = \sqrt{(y+1)}$$ I've found two ways to express $y(x)$: implicitly: $2\sqrt{(y + 1)} = x + C$ or directly: $y = ...
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Quadratic equation form

I have the relation $u=\sqrt{(a_1+b_1t)^2+(a_2+b_2t)^2+(a_3+b_3t)^2} \tag 1$ I need to write $t$ as a function of $u$ ($t=f(u)$). How will I get that ? NB: $a_1,a_2,a_3,b_1,b_2,b_3$ are ...
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Quadratic equation $9x^2-37=6x$ using the quadratic formula

Quadratic equation using the quadratic formula $9x^2-37=6x$ So $9x^2-6x-37=0$ $A= 9$ $b=-6$ $c=37$ $\dfrac{-(-6) \pm \sqrt{ (-6)^2- 4(9)(37)}}{2(9)}$, $\dfrac{6 \pm \sqrt{36-1332}}{18}$, $\dfrac{6 ...
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Quadratic equation $4x^2+4x=7$ using quadratic formula

Solve using quadratic formula. $4x^2+4x=7$ So $4x^2+4x-7=0$ $A=4$ $b=4$ $c=-7$ $$x=\frac{-4\pm\sqrt{(4)^2-4(4)(-7)}}{2(4)}=\frac{-4\pm\sqrt{16+112}}{8}=\frac{-4\pm\sqrt{128}}{8}$$ What's next?
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Factorize $6x^2 -5x -14 = 0$

I'm throwing a bit of a blank on the best way to factor this : $$6x^2 -5x -14 = 0$$ I know that I could multiply $6$ by $14$ and then find a pair of factors that add to $-5$ (b), but this feels a ...
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intersection of 4 circles

Hi I'm doing some programming challenges for fun and I am trying to work out the maths required to solve this problem. It has been 10 years since I did any maths in anger like this so i'm a bit ...
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Help with demonstration of formula for the axis of a parabola

At school we are studying the parabola and our teacher said that the formula for the axis of a parabola is $x=-\frac{b}{2a}$ without giving us the demonstration; so I tried to come up with a nice ...
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Solving cumbersome “quadratic” equation

Solving the equation of the form $$1-3x^2+3x\sqrt{1-2x^2}=0 $$ Is cumbersome since setting $t=1-2x^2$ does not yield an explicit quadratic formula in terms of t. There is some trix to this, but I ...
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How to find the number of solutions of equation $x^n - a^x = 0$?

I have to find the number of solutions of the equation $x^4 - 5^x = 0$ Since it is only asked to find the number of solutions and not the exact solution, what is the best way to approach such ...
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Quadratic $y = -4.9x^2 + 25x$

Here is my questions, please help. In the game of foot, a team can score by kicking the ball over a bar and between two uprights. For a kick in a particular game, the height of the ball above the ...
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Wrong solution set in textbook, quadratic equation

So we have an the equation $\frac{2}{3}t^2+\frac{4}{3}t=\frac 15$, when you finish solving the equation you get $t = \frac{-10 + \sqrt{130}}{10} $ and $\frac{-10 - \sqrt{130}}{10}$. The text book ...
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Prove the given condition from given two quadratic equation

Question: If the quadratic equations $x^2+bx+c=0$ and $bx^2+cx+1=0$ have a common root then prove that either $b + c + 1 = 0$ or $b^2 + c^2 + 1 =bc + b + c$ Till yet, I had figured the common ...
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Checking some work on finding roots

OK, I have the following response function: $$H(\omega) = \frac{1-\omega^2 LC}{1+\omega^2 LC - i \omega RC}$$ I want to find where it becomes $\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}$. This should be simple enough. ...
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Simplification of another nasty expression

I have the following condition $$ 2 \frac{x^2}{y^2} \left(1 - \frac{1}{y^2} \right)+ \frac{1}{y^2} \leq 1$$ Can anyone help me simplify it to the best possible relationship between $x$ and $y$?
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Solving Quadratic equation by factorizing

The question is 2x^2 - 7x + 3 = 0. First of all quadratic equation is written in the form of ax^2 + bx + c = 0 in where a,b and c are numbers. In this equation I was told to use the matrix method. ...
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Find the range of values $k$ can take given that, for real $x$, $f(x) = \frac{x^2+3k}{x+k}$

I'm trying to find the range of values $k$ can take given that, for real $x$, $f(x) = \frac{x^2+3k}{x+k}$ can take any real value. These are the steps I've taken so far: $$ xy + ky - x^2 - 3x = 0 $$ ...
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Find the range of $k$ in $f(x) = \frac{x^2-k}{x-2}$

I have the following question: For real $x$, $f(x) = \frac{x^2-k}{x-2}$ can take any real value. Find the range of values $k$ can take. Here is how I commenced: $$ y(x-2) = x^2-k \\ -x^2 + xy - ...
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If the quadratic equation $x^2 + 2kx + 2(k + 4) = 0$ has distinct real roots, then $k^2 – 2k – 8 > 0$ [closed]

The quadratic equation $x^2 + 2kx + 2(k + 4) = 0$ has distinct real roots. Show that $k^2 – 2k – 8 > 0$. I'm not sure what you're meant to do here- it's a 2 mark question.
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Why doesn't this method of solution work?

Solve $$\sqrt{2x^2 - 7x + 1} - \sqrt{2x^2 - 9x + 4} = 1 \tag1$$ I tried to do the following: $$(2x^2 - 7x + 1) - (2x^2 - 9x + 4) = 2x-3\tag2$$ Dividing $(2)$ by $(1)$ yields $$\sqrt{2x^2 ...
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Completing the square Quadratics

Solve this quadratic equation by completing the square: $2x^2+x-4=0$ Can I have the method aswell please.
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expanding and simplifying an expression

so the question is $(2x - 2)^2 + (3 - 2x)^2$. My working out: $$ 2x (3 - 2x)^2 + 2 (3 - 2x)^2 = 6x^2 - 4x + 6 - 4x = 2x^2 - 4x + 6. $$ I was a bit confused as their was another way to work out this ...
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Expand and simplify

I've removed the brackets from the first equation in where it is 5a^2 + 2a - 5 and then multiplied 3 to the numbers inside the bracket. But I'm not sure what steps to take after that. (5a^2 + 2a - 5) ...
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Solving quadratic equations in the field $F_5$

Let $y = x^2 + 2x + 2 = 0$. Solve the equation in the field $F_5$. So I used the common $b^2 - 4ac$ formula and got that $x$ is either $-1/2$ or $-3/2$ but I'm not sure if this is in the field...