2022 AIME II Problems/Problem 13
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Problem
There is a polynomial with integer coefficients such thatholds for every Find the coefficient of in .
Solution 1
Because , we have
Denote by the coefficient of . Thus,
Now, we need to find the number of nonnegative integer tuples that satisfy
Modulo 2 on Equation (1), we have . Hence, we can write . Plugging this into (1), the problem reduces to finding the number of nonnegative integer tuples that satisfy
Modulo 3 on Equation (2), we have . Hence, we can write . Plugging this into (2), the problem reduces to finding the number of nonnegative integer tuples that satisfy
Modulo 5 on Equation (3), we have . Hence, we can write . Plugging this into (3), the problem reduces to finding the number of nonnegative integer tuples that satisfy
Modulo 7 on Equation (4), we have . Hence, we can write . Plugging this into (4), the problem reduces to finding the number of nonnegative integer tuples that satisfy
The number of nonnegative integer solutions to Equation (5) is .
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Solution 2
Note that . Since the only way to express in terms of , , , or is , we are essentially just counting the number of ways to express in terms of these numbers. Since , it can only be expressed as a sum in terms of only one of the numbers (, , , or ). Thus, the answer is (by sticks and stones)
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Solution 3
We know that . Applying this, we see that The last factor does not contribute to the term, so we can ignore it. Thus we only have left to solve the equation , and we can proceed from here with Solution 1.
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Solution 4 (Generating Function Bash)
Essentially we want the coefficient of in the expansion
As does not contribute to the expansion, we omit it.
Notice , so we can rewrite the generating function as
Notice to obtain a value, the must be used, so we can reduce the problem to finding the coefficient of in
If is expanded, it will only generate multiples of 210. To compensate this, notice , which means we need terms with a power of a 90 to acheive what we want (300 and larger values can be shown to be impossible upon inspection). This implies that the first two brackets do not contribute and we are left with
This reduces to finding the coefficient of for the expansion , which is
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