a) Determine an equation, in simplified form, for the family of cubic functions with zeros 2 +- sqrt5 and 0.
b) Determine an equation for the member of the family with graph passing through point (2,20)
Math - Reiny, Monday, June 4, 2012 at 8:43pm
Since you have given me 4 distinct roots, the equation must be a quartic not a cubic
it would be
y = ax(x-2)(x+√5)(x-√5)
= ax(x-2)(x^2 - 5)
to find a, sub in your given point (2,20)
Math - Labz, Monday, June 4, 2012 at 8:51pm
thank you again!
Math - Steve, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 12:21am
If you mean roots of 0,2+√5 and 2-√5, then then
y = x^3 - 4x^2 - x