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    Roots of x3 + 3px2 + 3qx + r = 0 in H.P.=>2q3 = r(3pq - r).

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    Theory of Equation
    Relation between Roots and Coefficients
    Harmonical Progression
    Arithmetical Progression

    Problem :- If the roots of x3 + 3px2 + 3qx + r = 0 are in Harmonical Progression, show that 2q3 = r(3pq - r).

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    Let the equation f(x) = 0 where

    F(x) = xn + p1xn-1 + p2xn-2 + ..........+ pn

    If α1,α2,......,αn are the roots of f(x) = 0

    then

    xn + p1xn-1 + p2xn-2 + .......+ pn ≡ (x - ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution is comprised of a detailed explanation for the relation between roots and coefficients. It contains step-by-step explanation to show that if the roots of x3 + 3px2 + 3qx + r = 0 are in Harmonical Progression, then 2q3 = r(3pq - r). Notes are also given at the end. Solution contains detailed step-by-step explanation.

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