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The quadratic 2x^2-3x+27 has two imaginary roots. What is the sum of the squares of these roots? Express your answer as a decimal rounded to the nearest hundredth.

Dec 16, 2020

#1
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Why do you need help so quickly?

Are you doing a test?

Have you left your homework till the last minute and need someone else to do it for you?

Dec 16, 2020
#2
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No, I'm doing an AoPs question, and I have tried to do it myself but I just don't know how to find the roots. Also, this work is due in January, and I am just bored and wondering if I can learn new things by doing a bit of work ahead of time. If you could help me with that it would be much appreciated. Thank you!

Dec 16, 2020
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Use the Quadratic formula to find the roots

a=2       b =-3      c = 27

$$x = {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac} \over 2a}$$       then    x = 3/4 +- 3/4 * i sqrt23

squaring them results in    9/16 +18/16 sqrt23 i - 9/ 16 * 23       and    9/16 - 18/16 sqrt23 i - 9/16*23

then  adding them =  - 198/8 = -99/4

Dec 17, 2020
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Call the  roots  m and  n

By Vieta's Theorem......

ax^2  + bc + c

Sum  of roots   = m + n  =  -b/a  =   3/2       square both sides   m^2 + 2mn + n^2  = 9/4   (1)

Product of  roots  = mn  =  c/a  =  27/2      and  2mn =  27    (2)

So......subbing   (2) into ( 1)   we have

m^2  +  27  + n^2  =  9/4

m^2 + n^2   =   9/4 - 27

m^2  + n^2   =  [9 - 108 ]  / 4   =   - 99 / 4

Dec 17, 2020