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Find the product of all positive integer values of c such that $$8x^2+15x+c=0$$ has two real roots.

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The possible values of c are 1, 2, and 3, so the answer is 1*2*3 = 6.

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For a quadratic to have two real roots, the discriminant must be greater than 0. So we require

\begin{align*}15^2-4 \cdot 8 \cdot c &> 0 \\ \Rightarrow \quad 225-32c &> 0 \\ \Rightarrow \quad c&< \frac{225}{32}.\end{align*}

The largest integer smaller than $$\frac{225}{32}$$ is 7. Thus, the positive integer values of c are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 and their product is $$\boxed{5040}$$.

Jul 8, 2022