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1. in 1545, the mathematician cardano tried to solve the problem of finding two numbers, a and b, whose sum is 10 and whose product id 40".

a) show that a must satisfy the equation a^2-10a+40=0
b)What can you deduce abut the numbers a and b?
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in 1545, the mathematician cardano tried to solve the problem of finding two numbers, a and b, whose sum is 10 and whose product id 40".

a) show that a must satisfy the equation a^2-10a+40=0
b)What can you deduce abut the numbers a and b?
Think complex numbers...

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