Beta fundamentally analyzes the volatility of an asset or portfolio in relation to the overall market, to help investors determine how much risk they’re willing to take to achieve the return for taking on said risk. The baseline number for beta is one, which indicates that the security's price moves exactly as the market moves. A beta of less than 1 means that the security will be less volatile than the market, while a beta greater than 1 indicates that the security's price will be more volatile than the market. If a stock's beta is 1.5, it is considered to be 50% more volatile than the overall market.. If alpha and beta are the zeros of the polynomial 2x^2-5x+7, then 2alpha+3beta and 3alpha+2beta. If alpha and beta are the zeros of the polynomial 2x2+5x+k, find k such that (alpha)2+(beta)2+(alpha)*(beta)=24.