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Find the sum of the squares of the roots of \(3x^2 + 4x + 12 = 0\)

 Apr 8, 2020
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The sum of the squares of the roots is defined as b^2-2c when a quadrativ is written in ax^2+bx+c. So, the sum of the roots of the polynomial above is 4^2-2 * 12= -8.

 

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 Apr 8, 2020

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