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?

Wsai12 Jul 18, 2021

#1**+2 **

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

Use the quadratic formula.

Come back with your answer.

Melody Jul 18, 2021

#2**0 **

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

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

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

PBJcatalinasandwich Jul 18, 2021