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jacks
2013-01-18 17:43:34

Thanks scientia and noelevans

noelevans
2013-01-07 17:35:53

(B)  When a=c we obtain ax+bx+a= 0 which has roots

       -b√(b-4a) 
                2a

And multiplying these two roots together gives b-(b-4a) = 4a/4a = 1.
                                                                          4a

So the two roots are reciprocals of each other,  BUT the Discriminant is not negative unless
b<4a.  So |b|<|2a| is required for the roots to be complex (not real roots).

So the first condition would be true if it were |b|<|2a| instead of |b|<|a|. smile

From this problem we see that there are infinitely many complex number pairs that are complex
conjugates AND reciprocals at the same time.  But there is only ONE pair of complex numbers that
are both OPPOSITES AND RECIPROCALS at the same time.  And that would be ...

scientia
2013-01-06 20:20:11


Let the roots be
,
,
, so
. Then:







So (i) and (iii) are true.


We have
so
is true. The others are not necessarily true: e.g.
has complex roots
and
.

jacks
2013-01-06 19:18:46

(A) If all The Roots of the equation

are of unit Modulus then:

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(B) If
and The equation
has Complex Roots Which are Reciprocal To each other, Then

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