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# If one zero of the quadratic polynomial $f\left( x \right)=4{{x}^{2}}-8kx-9$ is negative of the other, then find the value of k.  Hint:In question given, one zero of the quadratic polynomial is negative of the other.Let consider zeroes of the given quadratic equation as $\alpha$ and $-\alpha$ and use the following relation among zeroes of any quadratic equation with its coefficients.
For any quadratic $a{{x}^{2}}+bx+c=0$ , we have
Sum of zeroes = $\dfrac{-b}{a}$
Product of zeroes = $\dfrac{c}{a}$

As we know the relation among zeroes and coefficients of any quadratic equation $a{{x}^{2}}+bx+c=0$ is given as
Sum of zeroes = $\dfrac{-b}{a}$ …………………(i)
Product of zeroes = $\dfrac{c}{a}$ ………………..(ii)
Now, coming to the question it is given that one zero of the given quadratic $f\left( x \right)=4{{x}^{2}}-8kx-9$ is negative of the other zero.
So, we have
$f\left( x \right)=4{{x}^{2}}-8kx-9.....................\left( iii \right)$
So, let us suppose the zeroes of the quadratic equation given in equation (iii) are $'\alpha '$ and $'-\alpha '$ .
Now, on comparing the equation (iii) with the general equation of a quadratic i.e. $a{{x}^{2}}+bx+c=0$ , we get
$a=4,b=-8k,c=-9$
So, using equations (i) and (ii), we get
\begin{align} & \alpha -\alpha =\dfrac{-\left( -8k \right)}{4}=2k \\ & \Rightarrow 0=2k \\ & \Rightarrow k=0 \\ \end{align}
So, the value of k is given as 0.

Note: Another approach for the question would be that we can put roots $\alpha$ and $-\alpha$ to the given equation as well.
So, on putting $\alpha$ to $f\left( x \right)$ , we get
$4{{\alpha }^{2}}-8k\alpha -9=0$
Similarly, put $-\alpha$ to $f\left( x \right)$ , we get
$4{{\alpha }^{2}}+8k\alpha -9=0$
On subtraction, we get k = 0.
So, it can be another approach. One may go for calculating the roots of the quadratic with the help of quadratic formula, given as
$x=\dfrac{-b\pm \sqrt{{{b}^{2}}-4ac}}{2a}$ for quadratic $a{{x}^{2}}+bx+c=0$
And hence, we can add the roots and equate them to 0. So, it can be another approach but a little more complex than given in the solution.
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