If the roots of the equation $x^3 -ax^2 +bx - c =0$ are three consecutive integers, then what is the smallest possible value of $b?$$-\frac{1}{\sqrt{3} }$$-1$$0$$1$$\frac...

$\text{A, B, C}$ are three numbers. Let $@ \text{(A, B)} =$ average of $\text{A}$ and $\text{B}$, $/ \text{(A, B)} = $ product of $\text{A}$ and $\text{B}$, and $\text{X...

Answer the following question based on the information given below.For real numbers $x, y,$ let$f(x, y) = \left\{\begin{matrix} \text{Positive square-root of}\; (x + y),\...

Answer the following question based on the information given below.For three distinct real numbers $x, y$ and $z,$ let$f(x, y, z) = \min(\max(x, y), \max(y, z), \max(z, x...