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    (Original post by MathsAndCompSci)

    With all due respect. You shouldn't be giving out help, if you're not 100% sure of what you're talking about. The questions ask for the roots, which also means solutions. So you do complete the square to find these roots, but using the discriminant only determines the type of roots an equation has.
    to be accurate one should only refer to the solution of an equation; the solution comprises the root or roots.


    For Q5 part (a) it says complete the square leaving the expression in terms of k. Use this for part (b) to solve the equation. To find k compare the two equations and see how to make the second equal to the first (the coefficients). Once you have found the value of k that satisfies this, substitute it into the expression from part (a) and solve for x from there.

    For Q6 part (b), it is useful to have knowledge on how to manipulate series, you can split the terms into separate series (however this isn't C1 material, it's FP1 but it's very easy to learn this method). As the sum is going from r=1 to n, you can use the standard result of the sum of r terms (r going from 1 to n) in the formula book if you use the method.

    However, at this stage what you probably want to do is list the first few terms, then the nth term (when r=n). Come up with a general formula and then manipulate into the required form.

    (Original post by MiladAhmed)
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    (Original post by Zacken)
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    Damn! This is awkward... The questions can be useful to other students though. There's no answer(s) yet too.
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