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# Algebra 2 proof problem. A thorough explanation would be appreciated

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Let $$a, b$$ be real numbers, and let $$x_1$$$$x_2$$ be the roots of the quadratic equation $$x^{2}+ax+b=0$$. Prove that if $$x_1, x_2$$ are real and nonzero, $$\frac 1{x_1}+\frac 1{x_2}<1$$, and $$b>0$$, then $$|a+2| >2$$.

Jan 20, 2020
edited by EpicWater  Jan 22, 2020

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As Melody says, I too, think unrendered LaTex is just to hard to decipher.....

Jan 20, 2020
edited by ElectricPavlov  Jan 20, 2020
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Thanks EP.

My real complaint though is that if a person is too lazy to write their question properly then they will be too lazy to put the effort needed into understanding any answer they are given.

Melody  Jan 20, 2020
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If you feel the need to provide the means for a totally lazy person to cheat then by all means answer.

Is it your desire to be the answer board for a rude and lazy cheat?

This person has asked many questions and has NEVER thanked anyone.

Melody  Jan 20, 2020
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I'm sorry you felt that way. I really do appreaciate all answers everyone teaches me. Many of you guys have helped me a lot, and yes, I will change the latex.

Jan 22, 2020
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Thanks,

If you appreciate answers then you need to start saying so.

It is the ONLY payment any answerer ever gets here and it can mean a lot.

Melody  Jan 22, 2020
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Thanks for understanding. :D

Jan 22, 2020