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The two distinct roots to the equation
$$(x-5)(2x+9) = 0$$
are $p$ and $q.$  What is $(p + 3)(q + 3)$?

 Aug 17, 2023
edited by Guest  Aug 17, 2023
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The roots  are  5 and  -9/2

 

Can you take it from  there ????

 

 

cool cool cool

 Aug 17, 2023
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Alternatively you could solve for a polynomial whose roots are \(p+3\) and \(q+3\) and then use Vieta's. 

 Aug 17, 2023

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