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Find: 2d - 2c

Albert

Well-known member
Jan 25, 2013
1,225
a,b,c,d are four roots of equation :

(x-2)(x+1)(x+4)(x+7)-19=0

and a<b<c<d

find : 2d-2c
 

Opalg

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Staff member
Feb 7, 2012
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Re: find :2d-2c

a,b,c,d are four roots of equation :

(x-2)(x+1)(x+4)(x+7)-19=0

and a<b<c<d

find : 2d-2c
$(x-2)(x+1)(x+4)(x+7)-19 = x^4+10x^3+15x^2-50x-75 = (x^2+5x+5)(x^2+5x-15).$

The roots are $x=\frac12(-5\pm\sqrt5)$ and $x=\frac12(-5\pm\sqrt{85})$, so that $2d-2c = \sqrt{85}-\sqrt5 = \sqrt5(\sqrt{17} - 1).$
 

Albert

Well-known member
Jan 25, 2013
1,225
Re: Find :2d-2c

Opalg :good solution(Yes)