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Fill in the blanks to make a quadratic whose roots are $5$ and $-5.$

x^2 + ___ x + ___

 Dec 14, 2023

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Since the quadratic's roots are +5 and –5 then the factors are (x – 5)(x + 5).  

 

That makes the product x2 – 25.  Therefore the blanks are filled by 0 and –25.  

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 Dec 14, 2023
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Best Answer

 

Since the quadratic's roots are +5 and –5 then the factors are (x – 5)(x + 5).  

 

That makes the product x2 – 25.  Therefore the blanks are filled by 0 and –25.  

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Bosco Dec 14, 2023

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