Thursday, December 24, 2015

[AM_20151224QERI] Quadratic Roots and Use of Identities

Problem

Introduction
     Here is a fairly standard question on roots of quadratic equations, except that part (iii) is slightly more challenging.  To solve this question, one must know the square of sum identity well.

Recapitulation
     Please refer to this previous article  and  this article  for the theory on quadratic roots.

Solution


H04. Look for pattern(s)
H05. Work backwards
H09. Restate the problem in another way
H11. Solve part of the problem
H13* Use Equation / write a Mathematical Sentence

Suitable Levels
GCE ‘A’ Levels H2 Mathematics
* other syllabuses that involve roots of quadratic equations
* any learner who is willing to learn


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