2002 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 1
- The following problem is from both the 2002 AMC 12A #1 and 2002 AMC 10A #10, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
Compute the sum of all the roots of
Solution 1
We expand to get which is after combining like terms. Using the quadratic part of Vieta's Formulas, we find the sum of the roots is .
Solution 2
We see a term in both addends so we can factor the equation to The two roots become obvious: they are and Adding these two gives
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See also
2002 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
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