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The roots of the equation six π₯ squared minus ππ₯ plus 24 equals zero are positive numbers which are in the ratio four to nine, what is the value of π?

Well, first of all, what we have is a quadratic equation in the form ππ₯ squared plus ππ₯ plus π equals zero. But why is this useful? Well, itβs useful because we have a couple of relationships to do with the roots. And these are that the sum of the roots is equal to negative π over π and the product of the roots is equal to π over π. Well, what weβre gonna need to solve this problem is first of all take a look at our ratio. So weβve got the ratio four to nine. So what weβre gonna think about it as is four π₯ to nine π₯. And this is because if we imagine π₯ to be the value of one part in our ratio. And therefore, what we can consider are our roots are four π₯ and nine π₯.

So, using this, what we can do now is use our first relationship. Well, in order to use this relationship, what we need to know is our π-, π-, and π-values, where they are π is equal to six, π is equal to negative π, and π is equal to 24. So therefore, if we use our relationship, what weβre gonna get is four π₯ plus nine π₯, our roots, is equal to π over six, which is gonna give us 13π₯ is equal to π over six. So then what we can do is multiply both sides of our equation by six. And when we do that, what weβre gonna get is 78π₯ is equal to π.

Okay, great. But what we want to do now because we still want to find the value of π? Well, what we can do is use our second relationship to help us find out the value of π₯ and hence then find the value of π. While using the second relationship, what weβre gonna get is four π₯ multiplied by nine π₯, so the product, is equal to 24 over six, which is gonna give us 36π₯ squared equals four. So then what we do is divide both sides of the equation by 36. And when we do this, what we get is π₯ squared equals four over 36. Well, then what we can do is take the square root of both sides of our equation. And when we do that, we get π₯ is equal to root four over root 36, because root four over 36 is the same as root four over root 36.

Itβs worth noting at this point there weβre not interested in the negative value that we might get if we take the square root. And thatβs because weβre told the roots are positive numbers. So then if we take the square root of four and the square root of 36, weβre gonna get π₯ is equal to two over six. So if we simplify this, weβll get π₯ is equal to a third. Okay, great. So we now know the value of π₯. So what we can now do is substitute π₯ equals a third into our 78π₯ equals π. And when we do this, weβre gonna get 78 multiplied by a third equals π. Well, 78 multiplied by a third is the same as 78 divided by three. Well, 78 divided by three is 26. So weβre gonna get 26 equals π.

So therefore, what we can say is that if the roots of the equation six π₯ squared minus ππ₯ plus 24 equals zero are positive numbers, which are in the ratio of four to nine, then the value of π is 26.