Algebra
posted by Scott .
Find all positive values for k for which each of the following can be factored.
X^2xk
(Your answer seems to be the same as the other problem x^2+xk )
Is this correct too?
Consider your equation to be in the form ax^2 + bx = c = 0. It can be factored (that is, have real answers for x) if the term b^2  4ac is positive or zero. In your case,
b^2  4ac = 1 + 4k, so 1+4k >or= 0
k >or= 1/4
If k = 1/4, you have the special case
(x1/2)^2 = 0, with only one root, x = 1/2
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