# Problem #1815

 1815 The real numbers $c,b,a$ form an arithmetic sequence with $a\ge b\ge c\ge 0$. The quadratic $ax^2+bx+c$ has exactly one root. What is this root? $\textbf{(A)}\ -7-4\sqrt{3}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ -2-\sqrt{3}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ -1\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ -2+\sqrt{3}\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ -7+4\sqrt{3}$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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• Reduce fractions to lowest terms and enter in the form 7/9.
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