Ask Questions, Get Answers


If the eqns., $x^2-6x+a=0$ and $x^2-5x+6=0$ have one root in common and the other roots are in the ratio 4:3, then the common root is

$\begin{array}{1 1} 1 \\ 2\\ 3 \\ 4 \end{array}$

1 Answer

The given eqns., $x^2-6x+a=0.....(i),\:x^2-5x+6=0.....(ii)$
Let the roots of (i) be $\alpha\:\:and\:\:\beta\:\: and$
that of $(ii)$ be $\alpha\:\:and\:\:\gamma$
Also given that $\beta:\gamma=4:3$
$\Rightarrow\:\alpha-\beta=\pm 2$
But $\alpha=4$ does not satisfy the 2nd eqn.,
answered Aug 5, 2013 by rvidyagovindarajan_1
edited May 28, 2014 by rohanmaheshwari0831_1

Related questions