Is A positive?
i)x^2-2x+A is positive for all x
ii)Ax^2+1 is positive for all x
reason given < Statement (1) by itself is sufficient. x^2-2x+A = (x-1)^2+(A-1) . For this expression to be always positive (A-1) has to be more than 0.so A has to be more than 1>
A can be any -ive int till (x-1)^2 is greater than (A-1)... ex x=3... 4+A-1>0.. or A>-3
ans shud be E...pl confirm
i think where we have gone wrong is taking + in(x-1)^2+(A-1) as *....
Step by step:
Question: is A>0
is positive for all x
is a function of of upward parabola. We are told that it's positive for all x
, which means that this function is "above" X-axis OR in other words parabola has no intersections with X-axis OR equation x^2-2x+A=0
has no real roots.
Quadratic equation to has no real roots discriminant must be negative --> D=2^2-4A=4-4A<0
is positive for all x
--> when A\geq0
this expression is positive for all x
. So A
can be zero too.
So I think the answer (A) is correct.
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