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If the square of the sum of the roots of a quadratic equation

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If the square of the sum of the roots of a quadratic equation is less than their product, the roots are

    A. Even
    B. Odd
    C. Negative
    D. Not real
    E. Can’t say

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Originally posted by PrepTap on 01 May 2015, 10:24.
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using the Viet theorem: x1 + x2 = -b/a, x1*x2 = c/a where a,b and c are from the quadric equation a*x^2 + b*x + c = 0
(b/a)^2 < c/a or b^2 < a*c < 4*a*c which means that b^2 - 4*a*c (discriminant) is negative which means that the roots ain't real.
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PrepTap wrote:
If the square of the sum of the roots of a quadratic equation is less than their product, the roots are

    A. Even
    B. Odd
    C. Negative
    D. Not real
    E. Can’t say

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it's a very strange question...I went with D.
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