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Suppose that a, b, c are distinct numbers such that (b - a)^2 = 4(b - c)(c - a) = 0.  Find the value of (b - c)/(c - a).

 Nov 22, 2019

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If 4 (b-c)(c-a) = 0     then   either   b-c = 0    or   c-a = 0

 

then   (b-c)/(c-a)   either equals 0  (when b-c = 0)   or is 'undefined'

 Nov 22, 2019
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If 4 (b-c)(c-a) = 0     then   either   b-c = 0    or   c-a = 0

 

then   (b-c)/(c-a)   either equals 0  (when b-c = 0)   or is 'undefined'

ElectricPavlov Nov 22, 2019

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