Difference between revisions of "1990 AHSME Problems/Problem 22"
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− | <math>\fbox{D}</math> | + | This equation is <math>r^6e^{6\theta i}=2^6e^{(\pi\pm 2k\pi) i}</math>. Solving in the usual way, <math>r=2</math> and <math>\theta\in\{\pm 30^\circ,\pm 90^\circ,\pm 150^\circ\}</math>. |
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+ | Thus there are only two solutions with positive real part, and they are conjugates, so their product is <math>r^2=4</math> which is <math>\fbox{D}</math> | ||
== See also == | == See also == |
Latest revision as of 12:17, 4 February 2016
Problem
If the six solutions of are written in the form , where and are real, then the product of those solutions with is
Solution
This equation is . Solving in the usual way, and .
Thus there are only two solutions with positive real part, and they are conjugates, so their product is which is
See also
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