Difference between revisions of "2003 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 5"
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So <math>d</math> and <math>e</math> are <math>-\frac{5}{2}</math> and <math>1</math>. | So <math>d</math> and <math>e</math> are <math>-\frac{5}{2}</math> and <math>1</math>. | ||
− | Therefore the answer is <math>(-\frac{5}{2}-1)(1-1)=(-\frac{7}{2})(0)= | + | Therefore the answer is <math>\left(-\frac{5}{2}-1\right)(1-1)=\left(-\frac{7}{2}\right)(0)=\boxed{\mathrm{(B)}\ 0}</math> |
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+ | We can use the sum and product of a quadratic: | ||
− | <math>(d-1)(e-1)=de-(d+e)+1 \ | + | <math>(d-1)(e-1)=de-(d+e)+1 \implies\text{product}-\text{sum}+1 \implies \dfrac{c}{a}-\left(-\dfrac{b}{a}\right)+1 \implies \dfrac{b+c}{a}+1= \dfrac{5}{-5}+1=\boxed{\mathrm{(B)}\ 0}</math> |
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== See Also == | == See Also == |
Revision as of 17:06, 31 July 2011
Problem
Let and denote the solutions of . What is the value of ?
Solution
Solution 1
Using factoring:
or
So and are and .
Therefore the answer is
Solution 2
We can use the sum and product of a quadratic:
See Also
2003 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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