III) FINDING MISSING CONSTANTS WHEN ONE ROOT ISDOUBLE/TRIPLE THE OTHER
Preview: Find the value of “k”
Solve the equation with one missingvariable first. You can’t solve anequation with two unknowns!!!
The coefficients of x2, x, and constantterm must be equal
Given a formula with a missing constant “K” and told thatone root is either “Double” or “Tripled” the other
Let the first root be “r” and the second root be “2r” or “3r”
Rewrite the equation in factored form
Compare the coefficients x2, x, and constant to solve for “K”