2023 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 19
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Problem
What is the product of all solutions to the equation
Solution 1
For , transform it into . Replace with . Because we want to find the product of all solutions of , it is equivalent to finding the sum of all solutions of . Change the equation to standard quadratic equation form, the term with 1 power of is canceled. By using Vieta, we see that since there does not exist a term, and .
~plasta
Solution 2 (Same idea as Solution 1 with easily understand steps)
Rearranging it give us:
let be , we get
by Vieta's Formulas,
~lptoggled
Solution 3
Similar to solution 1, change the bases first Cancel and cross multiply to get Simplify to get The sum of all possible is 0, thus the product of all solutions of is
~dwarf_marshmallow
Solution 4
Maa is a troll, trying to exploit your cleverness to waste your time. Just select the simplest answer. C. It’s just 1 rather than some complicated expression full of logs and huge numbers.
There are plenty of AMC problems that have simple answers which are not correct. Similar to what numerophile said on problem 17. ~andliu766
Video Solution 1 by OmegaLearn
Video Solution
~Steven Chen (Professor Chen Education Palace, www.professorchenedu.com)
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