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# Find the value of 'a' and 'b' if sqrt5 is a root of the

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29 Jan 2004, 13:52
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Find the value of 'a' and 'b' if sqrt5 is a root of the equation
x^2 - ax + 3 = 0 and the equation x^2 + ax + b = 0 has real and equal roots.

a. (8/sqrt5, 16/5)
b. (-8/sqrt5, 16/5)
c. (-8/sqrt5, 16/5)
d. Beats the heck out of me to busy checking out the hottie
e. None of these
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29 Jan 2004, 16:18
E) None of these, I am getting 8sqrt5/5 , 16/5
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29 Jan 2004, 16:22
you might be right pal
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04 Feb 2004, 02:09
..A..........

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