#### The value of  for which the sum of the squares of the roots of the equation  assumes the least value is Option 1) 0 Option 2) 1 Option 3) 2 Option 4) 3

As learnt in concept

Roots of Quadratic Equation with real Coefficients -

are roots if

is satisfied by

- wherein

And,

Sum of Roots in Quadratic Equation -

- wherein

And,

Product of Roots in Quadratic Equation -

- wherein

Minimum value at b=1

Option 1)

0

This option is incorrect.

Option 2)

1

This option is correct.

Option 3)

2

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

3

This option is incorrect.