2000 AMC 12 Problems/Problem 15
- The following problem is from both the 2000 AMC 12 #15 and 2000 AMC 10 #24, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
Let be a function for which . Find the sum of all values of for which .
Solution 1
Let ; then . Thus , and . These sum up to .
Solution 2
Similar to Solution 1, we have The answer is the sum of the roots, which by Vieta's Formulas is .
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Solution 3
Set to get From either finding the roots or using Vieta's formulas, we find the sum of these roots to be Each root of this equation is times greater than a corresponding root of (because gives ), thus the sum of the roots in the equation is or .
Solution 4
Since we have , occurs at Thus, . We set this equal to 7:
. For any quadratic , the sum of the roots is . Thus, the sum of the roots of this equation is .
See also
2000 AMC 12 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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