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If y = x^2 + d x + 9 does not cut the x-axis, then which of the following could be a possible value of d?

I. 0
II. -3
III. 9

A. III only
B. II only
C. I and II only
D. II and III only
E. I and III only

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If y = x^2 + d x + 9 does not cut the x-axis, then which of the following could be a possible value of d?

I. 0
II. -3
III. 9

A. III only
B. II only
C. I and II only
D. II and III only
E. I and III only


NOTE:

In the equation \(ax^2 = bx + c = 0\)
Discriminant = \(b^2 - 4ac\)


Solving an inequality with a less than sign: The value of the variable will be greater than the smaller value and smaller than the greater value i.e. it will between the extremes.

Solving an inequality with a greater than sign: The value of the variable will be smaller than the smaller value and greater than the greater value i.e. it can take all the values except the values in the range.



y = x^2 + d x + 9 does not cut the X-axis, this means that there are no real roots.
If there are no real roots, then Discriminant < 0

Discriminant of the given equation = \(d^2 - 4*1*9 = d^2 - 36\)
We know that this is < 0
Therefore

\(d^2 - 36\) < 0 or \(d^2 < 36\)
Hence -6 < d < 6
Therefore d can take the values: 0 and -3

Option C

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-3(minus 3) is not between 0 or 9 and it is also not less that -6.
The answer should be A
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TeamGMATIFY wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
If y = x^2 + d x + 9 does not cut the x-axis, then which of the following could be a possible value of d?

I. 0
II. -3
III. 9

A. III only
B. II only
C. I and II only
D. II and III only
E. I and III only


NOTE:

In the equation \(ax^2 = bx + c = 0\)
Discriminant = \(b^2 - 4ac\)


Solving an inequality with a less than sign: The value of the variable will be greater than the smaller value and smaller than the greater value i.e. it will between the extremes.

Solving an inequality with a greater than sign: The value of the variable will be smaller than the smaller value and greater than the greater value i.e. it can take all the values except the values in the range.



y = x^2 + d x + 9 does not cut the X-axis, this means that there are no real roots.
If there are no real roots, then Discriminant > 0

Discriminant of the given equation = \(d^2 - 4*1*9 = d^2 - 36\)
We know that this is > 0
Therefore

\(d^2 - 36\)> 0 or \(d^2 > 36\)
Hence d > 6 or d < -6
Therefore d can take the values: 0 and 9

Option E

Shouldn't the D be <0 if it does not have real roots?

therefore, the answer should be c
as the range becomes -6<x<6
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TeamGMATIFY wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
If y = x^2 + d x + 9 does not cut the x-axis, then which of the following could be a possible value of d?

I. 0
II. -3
III. 9

A. III only
B. II only
C. I and II only
D. II and III only
E. I and III only


NOTE:

In the equation \(ax^2 = bx + c = 0\)
Discriminant = \(b^2 - 4ac\)


Solving an inequality with a less than sign: The value of the variable will be greater than the smaller value and smaller than the greater value i.e. it will between the extremes.

Solving an inequality with a greater than sign: The value of the variable will be smaller than the smaller value and greater than the greater value i.e. it can take all the values except the values in the range.



y = x^2 + d x + 9 does not cut the X-axis, this means that there are no real roots.
If there are no real roots, then Discriminant > 0

Discriminant of the given equation = \(d^2 - 4*1*9 = d^2 - 36\)
We know that this is > 0
Therefore

\(d^2 - 36\)> 0 or \(d^2 > 36\)
Hence d > 6 or d < -6
Therefore d can take the values: 0 and 9

Option E

Shouldn't the D be <0 if it does not have real roots?

therefore, the answer should be c
as the range becomes -6<x<6


Yes I too agree with you. D should be < 0 if the roots are not real.
Answer has to be C.
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I. 0
II. -3
III. 9

A. III only
B. II only
C. I and II only
D. II and III only
E. I and III only[/quote]

NOTE:

In the equation \(ax^2 = bx + c = 0\)
Discriminant = \(b^2 - 4ac\)


Solving an inequality with a less than sign: The value of the variable will be greater than the smaller value and smaller than the greater value i.e. it will between the extremes.

Solving an inequality with a greater than sign: The value of the variable will be smaller than the smaller value and greater than the greater value i.e. it can take all the values except the values in the range.



y = x^2 + d x + 9 does not cut the X-axis, this means that there are no real roots.
If there are no real roots, then Discriminant > 0

Discriminant of the given equation = \(d^2 - 4*1*9 = d^2 - 36\)
We know that this is > 0
Therefore

\(d^2 - 36\)> 0 or \(d^2 > 36\)
Hence d > 6 or d < -6
Therefore d can take the values: 0 and 9

Option E[/quote]
Shouldn't the D be <0 if it does not have real roots?

therefore, the answer should be c
as the range becomes -6<x<6[/quote]

Yes I too agree with you. D should be < 0 if the roots are not real.
Answer has to be C.[/quote]


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Sorry for the incorrect solution and thanks a lot for pointing it out. I stand corrected guys, might be phased out while solving the question. One incorrect inequality and then solved the whole question considering that equation.
Yes, if the roots are not real, D < 0

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If y = x^2 + d x + 9 does not cut the x-axis, then which of the following could be a possible value of d?

I. 0
II. -3
III. 9

A. III only
B. II only
C. I and II only
D. II and III only
E. I and III only


The answer is C as follows.

\(x^2 + dx + 9\) is an equation of upward parabola, hence for this equation to not cut x-axis means it should not have any real root.

A quadratic equation do not have any real root when the discriminant (\(b^2 -4ac\)) of the equation is -ve.

So in this case \(b^2 -4ac\)<0 ==> \(d^2 -4*9<0\) ==> \(d^2-36<0\) ==>\(d^2<36\) ==> -6<d<6

Looking at the option only 0 and -3 satisfies this condition.

Hence answer is C (I and II only).
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