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```				   If the sum of the roots of the quadratic equation ax^2+ bx+c=0. is equal to the sum of the squares of their reciprocals, then a/c, b/a, c/b are in ....
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1 Given equation is ax2 + bx + c = 02 Let α, β be the roots. 3 α + β = -ba and αβ = ca  [Sum of the roots = -ba  and Product of the roots = ca.] 4 α + β = 1 α2+ 1 β2 [Given condition.]5 α + β= α2 + β2 α2 β2  [Simplify.]6 α + β = (α + β)² - 2αβα² β²   [Use α2 + β2 = (α + β)2 - 2α β.] 7 -ba =b²c² -2cac²a²  [Substitute the values.]8 -ba =b² - 2acc²  [Multiply and divide by a2 and simplify.]9 -ba =b²c²-2acc² [Simplify.]10 2acc²=b²c²+ba  [Simplify.]11 2a2c = ab2 + bc2 [Simplify.]12 2ab=bc+ca [Divide both sides by abc.]13 Therefore ab, bc, ca are in A.P

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```										let A,B  be the roots of this equation then,
A+B=-b/a  & AB=c/a          .................1
now it is given that sum of roots is equal to square of resiprocal of roots
so
A+B=1/A2 +1/B2
A+B=A2+B2 /(AB)2
A+B   = [(A+B)2 -2AB]/(AB)2
now putting value of A+B and AB from eq 1
-b/a =  [b2/a2 -2c/a] /c2/a2
ab2 +bc2 =2a2c                      ........................2
now let a/c,b/a,c/b are in HP then
a/b = [b/c + c/a]/2
ab2 + bc2 =2a2c
this result is similar to eq 2 so these terms are in HP.........

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