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## #1 2023-11-15 03:42:54

sologuitar
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### Find Value of k

Find k such that the equation kx^2 + x + k = 0.

Let me see.

The discriminant is b^2 - 4ac

Let b = 1

Let a = k

Let c = k

(1)^2 - 4k + k = 0

Solving for k, I get 1/3.

Is this correct?

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## #2 2023-11-15 04:05:52

amnkb
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### Re: Find Value of k

sologuitar wrote:

Find k such that the equation kx^2 + x + k = 0.

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## #3 2023-11-15 04:14:24

Bob
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### Re: Find Value of k

hi amnkb

Yes, I did that too. But it doesn't tell what k is.  There must be more to this question surely. eg. If x has a single solution what is k?

Bob

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## #4 2023-11-15 04:33:12

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### Re: Find Value of k

Bob wrote:

hi amnkb

Yes, I did that too. But it doesn't tell what k is.  There must be more to this question

i agree

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## #5 2023-11-16 18:26:55

sologuitar
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### Re: Find Value of k

amnkb wrote:
sologuitar wrote:

Find k such that the equation kx^2 + x + k = 0.

This does not lead to the value of k. I think the discriminant is needed here to find k. What else can it be?

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## #6 2023-11-16 18:28:55

sologuitar
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### Re: Find Value of k

amnkb wrote:
Bob wrote:

hi amnkb

Yes, I did that too. But it doesn't tell what k is.  There must be more to this question

i agree

The question has been presented as found in the textbook. I don't think I'm wrong about using the discriminant to find k.

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## #7 2023-11-16 19:07:21

amnkb
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### Re: Find Value of k

sologuitar wrote:

Find k such that the equation kx^2 + x + k = 0.

bob- heres the rest of the question-->

solo- sorry

Last edited by amnkb (2023-11-16 19:12:31)

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## #8 2023-11-17 06:55:23

sologuitar
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### Re: Find Value of k

amnkb wrote:
sologuitar wrote:

Find k such that the equation kx^2 + x + k = 0.

bob- heres the rest of the question-->

solo- sorry

You got it right. Thank you.

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