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piyush garg Grade: 12

z^10-z^5-992=0 find number of roots of equation where real parts are negative


8 years ago

Answers : (2)

mycroft holmes
266 Points

z10-z5-992 =(z5-32) (z5+31) = 0

The roots of z5-32 = 0 are


. You can see that here two roots will have negative real parts.


This also tells us that z5+32 = 0 will have three such roots.


So, we have a grand total of 5.



8 years ago
Pratham Ashish
17 Points

Dear Piyush,

first assume z^5 = t ,

then eqn becomes t2-t -992 = 0

roots are t=32,-31

1st case t = 32 ;

which means z^5 = 32 , here u can see that |z| = 2 and since this eqn is of 5th power then it will hav 5 roots with |z|= 2 and five different argument angles with 72 as a gap b/w them .i.e, 360/5=72

now draw these roots on the complex plane starting from arg=0 , then 72, 144,216,288and 360.u will get 4 imaginary roots in which 2 will lie on the left side of the plane (i.e. with negative real part , they're of arg = 144 and 216) . mod of all the 5 roots will be 2.

now in 2nd case

similar to the above one , we will hav 5 roots |z| = 1.999 , but in this case if you draw 5 roots on the imaginary plane then u will find almost similar diagram with 3 on the left side this time cauz here eqn is z^5 = -31.

thus the total no. of roots with negative real parts is 5.

8 years ago
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