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3 roots of a biquadratic (Posted on 2021-03-14) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Real numbers a and b are chosen so that each of two quadratic trinomials x2+ax+b and x2+bx+a has two distinct real roots and the product of these trinomials has exactly three distinct real roots.

Determine all possible values of the sum of these three roots.

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re(2): SolutionBrian Smith2021-03-15 10:25:24
re: SolutionSteve Herman2021-03-14 18:37:00
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