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If [itex]x_1,x_2[/itex] are the roots of [itex]x^2-3x+a=0[/itex] and [itex]x_3,x_4[/itex] are the roots of the equation [itex]x^2-12x+b=0[/itex] and [itex]x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4[/itex] are in increasing G.P., find a and b

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

[itex]x_1+x_2=3 \\

x_1x_2=a \\

x_3+x_4=12 \\

x_3x_4=b[/itex]

But these are not sufficient to find a and b. Also what is meant by an increasing G.P.?

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# Homework Help: Find a and b

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