Mark the correct alternative in each of the following:
Question:

Mark the correct alternative in each of the following:

In a triangle $\mathrm{ABC}, a=4, b=3, \angle A=60^{\circ}$ then $c$ is a root of the equation

(a) $c^{2}-3 c-7=0$

(b) $c^{2}+3 c+7=0$

(c) $c^{2}-3 c+7=0$

 

(d) $c^{2}+3 c-7=0$

Solution:

It is given that $a=4, b=3$ and $\angle A=60^{\circ}$.

Using cosine rule, we have

$\cos A=\frac{b^{2}+c^{2}-a^{2}}{2 b c}$

$\Rightarrow \cos 60^{\circ}=\frac{9+c^{2}-16}{2 \times 3 \times c}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{1}{2}=\frac{c^{2}-7}{6 c}$

$\Rightarrow c^{2}-7=3 c$

 

$\Rightarrow c^{2}-3 c-7=0$

Thus, $c$ is the root of $c^{2}-3 c-7=0$.

Hence, the correct answer is option (a).

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