For the equation 3x^2+px+3=0.if one of the roots(zeros)is square of the other,then find p.

Asked by  | 15th Nov, 2012, 11:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Let the roots be w and w2.
Product of roots = w3 = 3/3 = 1
So, w3 = 1
Now, sum of roots = w + w2 = -p/3
 
Now, we know that w3 = 1 and w + w2 = -1
On comparing, we get, p = 3

Answered by  | 15th Nov, 2012, 04:59: PM

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