#### Question

Write the condition to be satisfied for which equations ax^{2} + 2bx + c = 0 and \[b x^2 - 2\sqrt{ac}x + b = 0\] have equal roots.

#### Solution

The given equations are

ax^{2} + 2bx + c = 0 …... (1)

And, \[b x^2 - 2\sqrt{ac}x + b = 0\] …… (2)

roots are equal.

Let D_{1} and D_{2 }be the discriminants of equation (1) and (2) respectively,

Then,

`D1 = (2b)^2 - 4ac`

= `4b^2 - 4ac`

And `D_= (-2sqrtac)^2 - 4 xx b xx b `

` = 4ac - 4b^2`

Both the given equation will have real roots, if `D_1 ≥0 " and " D_2 ≥ 0 `

`4b^2 - 4ac ≥ 0`

`4b^2 ≥ 4ac`

`b^2 ≥ ac`…… (3)

`4ac - 4b^2 ≥ 0`

` 4ac ≥ 4b^2`

`ac ≥ b^2` …... (4)

From equations (3) and (4) we get

b^{2} = ac

Hence, b^{2} = ac is the condition under which the given equations have equal roots.

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Solution Write the Condition to Be Satisfied for Which Equations Ax2 + 2bx + C = 0 and B X 2 − 2 √ a C X + B = 0 Have Equal Roots. Concept: Solutions of Quadratic Equations by Factorization.