Find the quadratic equation whose roots are at x = 3 and x = 5.

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We need to determine the quadratic equation whose roots are 3 and 5.

There are two ways to find the equation.

We will use the factors method to determine  the function.

We find the factors of the...

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The quadratic equation whose roots are x= x1 and x= x2 is (x-x1)(x-x2) = 0. Or x^2 -(x1+x2)x+x1x2 = 0.

So the quadratic equation whose roots are x= 3 and x = 5 is obtained by the product (x-3)(x-5) = 0.

=> x(x-5) -3(x-5) = 0

=> x^2-5x-3x + 3*5 = 0.

=> x^2-(3+5)x+ 3*5 = 0.

=> x^2-8x +15 = 0.

Therefore the quadratic equaltion is x^2-8x+15 = 0

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