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# For what value of 'k' will the sum of the roots of the

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26 Jan 2004, 15:08
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For what value of 'k' will the sum of the roots of the equation
5x^2 + (3k-1)x + k + 6 = 0 be equal to the product of the roots?
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26 Jan 2004, 16:37
-5/4, sum= product , so -b/a = c/a, (-3k +1)/5 = (k+6)/5, so k= -5/4

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26 Jan 2004, 16:40
nice.
It seems everyone else is on vacation!
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26 Jan 2004, 16:40
uhhhhhh, Sunniboy ur Changing avatar is distracting me a lot,

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