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Aadarsh

  • 4 years ago

The number of real roots of (x+3)^4 + (x+5)^4 = 16 is: a) 0 b) 2 c) 4 d) none of these

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  1. experimentX
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    2

  2. experimentX
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    -3 and -5

  3. Aadarsh
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    Please say the detailed steps.

  4. experimentX
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    here's an ugly method http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/785/is-there-a-general-formula-for-solving-4th-degree-equations simplify it to 4th degree equation ... it has at max 4 roots, in our case it's 2 real and 2 complex

  5. Aadarsh
    • 4 years ago
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    @experimentX can u explain the direct solution and step? I didn't get it.

  6. Taufique
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    |dw:1332919098675:dw| the no of solution =cut points of graphs(y=(x+3)^4 and y=16-(x+5)^4)=2 (they are -3 and -5)

  7. Aadarsh
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    But should we do the graph for solving this? Is der no direct method?

  8. experimentX
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    well i must say, @Taufique is quite correct in explaining above ... since curve cuts at two places, it has two real solutions, and two complex solutions

  9. Taufique
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    @Aadarsh you can solve also in this way..

  10. Aadarsh
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    Its ok. But without graph, I want to solve this. please say some other way.

  11. experimentX
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    -5 and -3 are quite visible .. so factorize it (x+3)(x+5)(some terms ..) = 0 ... first find some terms

  12. Aadarsh
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    Can u do and say?

  13. experimentX
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    can you simplify this equation? (x+3)^4 + (x+5)^4 - 16 =0

  14. Aadarsh
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    Not getting exactly. But can we apply Neumark and Ferrari-Langrange method for solving?

  15. experimentX
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    well i guess you can

  16. robtobey
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    \[(x+3)^4+(x+5)^4-16=0 \]\[2 (x+3) (x+5) \left(x^2+8 x+23\right)=0 \]

  17. experimentX
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    well, that what i mean ..!

  18. Aadarsh
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    Oh yeah, I got the factorisation.

  19. experimentX
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    (x2+8x+23) will give you two complex roots, so your real roots are only -5 and -3

  20. robtobey
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    Thank you for the medals.

  21. Aadarsh
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    Most welcome

  22. Taufique
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    First of all , find the dY/dX of the given curve.dy/dx means tangent on the curve. find the cut point of dy/dx and X axis on putting Y=0 in the equation ,and solve it it gives you solution of the equation..

  23. Aadarsh
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    I have not read those concepts. Just completed grade 10. So facing problems.

  24. Taufique
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    ok Aadarsh ji ,i thought that you are in 12 th, you can solve it using hit and trial method.. and factorise this after it..

  25. Aadarsh
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    Ji haan, I solved using trial method, got -5 and -3.

  26. Taufique
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    If you will prepare for iit then you get a complex equation and on that situation it is very tough to guess what is the root...then there is many method to solve such a problem..

  27. Aadarsh
    • 4 years ago
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    Really? Yeah preparing for IIT

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