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# halp!

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if a and b are roots of equation $$x^2-2x+\frac{\sqrt3}{2}=0$$, and $$x^4+px^2+q=0$$, what is p?

Jul 18, 2021

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First work out what the roots of the first one are.

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Since it's already 6 hours, might as well hint a bit.

My latex is a bit sluggish so forgive the frac sitting there.

$$x=\frac{-(-2)\pm\sqrt{4-4/frac\sqrt{3}/2}}{2}$$

Jul 18, 2021