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<math>(n+i)^4=n^4+4in^3-6n^2-4in+1</math>, and this has to be an integer, so the sum of the imaginary parts must be <math>0</math>. <cmath>4in^3-4in=0</cmath> <cmath> 4in^3=4in</cmath> <cmath>n^3=n</cmath> | <math>(n+i)^4=n^4+4in^3-6n^2-4in+1</math>, and this has to be an integer, so the sum of the imaginary parts must be <math>0</math>. <cmath>4in^3-4in=0</cmath> <cmath> 4in^3=4in</cmath> <cmath>n^3=n</cmath> | ||
− | Since <math>n^3=n</math>, there are <math>\boxed{3}</math> solutions for <math>n</math> | + | Since <math>n^3=n</math>, there are <math>\boxed{3}</math> solutions for <math>n</math>: <math>0</math> and <math>\pm1</math>. |
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Latest revision as of 19:10, 18 June 2021
Problem
Given that , for how many integers is an integer?
Solution
, and this has to be an integer, so the sum of the imaginary parts must be . Since , there are solutions for : and .
-aopspandy
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