Q. 174.3( 10 Votes )

Solve the following for x :

Answer :

(2 a + b + 2x)(x) = – ab

2 x2 + (2 a + b) x + ab = 0

We know that the solution of equation ax2 + bx + c = 0 is given by:

For our equation, a = 2, b = (2 a + b) and c = ab

Applying the value in the formula we get,

Now we get that, x = = –b/2 or

We have, x = = – a

So the two solutions of x are –b/2 and – a

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