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# Find the zeroes of the following quadratic polynomials and verify the relationship between the zeroes and the coefficients. 4s ^2 - 4s + 1

Q1 (ii)   Find the zeroes of the following quadratic polynomials and verify the relationship between
the zeroes and the coefficients. $4s^2 - 4s + 1$

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$\\4s^2 - 4s + 1 = 0 \\4s^2 - 2s - 2s + 1 = 0 \\2s(2s-1) - 1(2s-1) = 0 \\(2s-1)(2s-1) = 0$

The zeroes of the given quadratic polynomial are 1/2 and 1/2

$\\\alpha =\frac{1}{2}\\ \beta =\frac{1}{2}$

VERIFICATION

Sum of roots:

$\\\alpha +\beta =\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{2}=1$

$\\-\frac{coefficient\ of\ x}{coefficient\ of\ x^{2}}\\ =-\frac{-4}{4}\\ =1\\=\alpha +\beta$

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Product of roots:

$\alpha \beta =\frac{1}{2}\times \frac{1}{2}=\frac{1}{4}$

$\\\frac{constant\ term}{coefficient\ of\ x^{2}}\\ =\frac{1}{4}\\ =\alpha \beta$

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