**Quantitative Aptitude – Algebra – Quadratic Equation**

**Question**

If x + 1 = x^2 and x > 0, then 2x^4 is

A) 6 + 4√5

B) 3 + 5√5

C) 5 + 3√5

D) 7 + 3√5

**Answer**

Option (D)

**Solution**

As per CAT 2017 – Quantitative Aptitude – Algebra – Quadratic Equation, we can see that

x+1=x^2

Find out the roots of x = [1+/- root(5)]/2

X2 = [3 +/- √5]/2

X4 = [7 +/-3√5]/2

2×4 = 7 +/- 3√5

As the only option is 7 + 3√5 So, we go with that.

Option (D)

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