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Message Apr 27, 2012, 6:24 pm # 121


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solution From squaring (1):

Apr 27, 2012, 9:18 pm # 122


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Call this (4) From squaring (2):

Call this (5) From squaring (4):

Call this (6) Using (1), (4), and (6), we can construct a cubic with roots

Using rational roots theorem and synthetic division (Or another method that pleases you), we see is a solution

The solutions to So we find that

are are all permutations of

New problem _________________ "Math is not about following directions, it's about making new directions" -Lockhart

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Apr 28, 2012, 5:34 am # 123


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We have:

Furthermore: (1) (2) (3)

And so:

(4) (5)

Where

and

Adding (4) and (5) yields:

Substituting back yields:

Therefor the answer is

new problem: new _________________ Noli turbare circulos meos (Archimedes of Syracus)

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Apr 29, 2012, 12:18 pm # 124


Sorry, I just resolved the problem and I don't think it's an entirely algebraic problem. So I propose a different problem: new problem _________________ Noli turbare circulos meos (Archimedes of Syracus)

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Let

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Apr 29, 2012, 8:33 pm # 125
be a divisor of . So, is a divisor too. and G.M be

Let the number of divisors be


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So

So

So

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May 02, 2012, 11:44 am # 126


@Carolstar9: A new problem perhaps?

Carolstar9

May 03, 2012, 3:00 am # 127


I don't have any suitable problem right now. So others, feel free to post one.

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Faustus
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May 03, 2012, 4:45 am # 128

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May 03, 2012, 6:22 am # 129


solution new problem

Virgil Nicula

May 04, 2012, 11:54 am # 130

Quote:

PP. If
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are the roots of .

, then compute

Proof 1. Eliminate

between the relations ,

and obtain

i.e. the equation Observe that Proof 2. Observe that for any .

with the roots

we have

and

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Proof 2. Observe that for any

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we have . and

Equation with roots

is

, where

. In

conclusion,
2 thank s

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May 07, 2012, 11:17 am # 131


Is there nobody who is willing to solve my problem? Should I post the solution?

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May 07, 2012, 1:18 pm # 132


I think that it is very easy for this marathon.

gstream
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May 07, 2012, 2:23 pm # 133


You are free to post a new one, after having solved this simple problem. But remember, it's only pre-olympiad stuff, so not so difficult. But I have to say that my problem is indeed not the most difficult I could imagine

Virgil Nicula
PP. Find all the real values of in terms of such that

May 07, 2012, 5:05 pm # 134


.

Proof. Observe that


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and

and

. Appear two case :

in this case

in this case .

In conclusion,

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May 16, 2012, 10:20 pm # 135


Solve the equation in terms of .

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May 16, 2012, 11:23 pm # 136

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Faustus
Take the smallest no. ,

May 17, 2012, 12:18 am # 137


times. Mode is . Now take 's such that

Thus,
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New Problem Peace. Faustus.

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solution new problem-Sequence

May 17, 2012, 6:15 am # 138

In case the second problem is not suitable for this section, please let me know and i will change it, thanks!
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Faustus
What is Peace. Faustus in the problem?

Jun 08, 2012, 2:01 am # 139

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Jul 20, 2012, 6:09 am # 140


I think the correct recursion is

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