Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations

Question
CBSEENMA11015579

The quadratic equations x2 – 6x + a = 0 and x2 – cx + 6 = 0 have one root in common. The other roots of the first and second equations are integers in the ratio 4 : 3. Then the common root is

  • 1

  • 4

  • 3

  • 2

Solution

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Let α and 4β be roots of x2– 6x + a = 0 and
α, 3β be the roots of x2– cx + 6 = 0, then
α + 4β = 6 and 4αβ = a
α + 3β = c and 3αβ = 6.
We get αβ = 2 ⇒ a = 8
So the first equation is x2 – 6x + 8 = 0 ⇒ x = 2, 4
If α = 2 and 4β = 4 then 3β = 3
If α = 4 and 4β = 2, then 3β = 3/2 (non-integer)
∴ common root is x = 2.

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