# SOLUTION: The polynomial p(z)=2zł+az˛+bz-5 where a and b are real has 2-i as one of its roots. find the value of the constants a and b. If you could show me how to solve this, thatd be great

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Complex Numbers Question 593317: The polynomial p(z)=2zł+az˛+bz-5 where a and b are real has 2-i as one of its roots. find the value of the constants a and b. If you could show me how to solve this, thatd be great, cheers.Answer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!complex roots (containing i) occur in conjugate pairs ___ if 2-i is a root, 2+i is also if r is a root, then z-r is a factor the product of factors is a factor ___ (z - 2 + i)(z - 2 - i) = z^2 - 4z + 5 to get a coefficient of 2 for z^3 and a -5 for the constant term, the 3rd factor must be 2z-1 (2z - 1)(z^2 - 4z + 5) = 2z^3 - 8z^2 + 10z - z^2 + 4z - 5 = 2z^3 - 9z^2 + 14z - 5