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Problem
The equation
has 10 complex roots where the bar denotes complex conjugation. Find the value of
Solution
Let . After multiplying the equation by , .
Using DeMoivre, where is an integer between and .
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Since , after expanding. Here ranges from 0 to 4 because two angles which sum to are involved in the product.
The expression to find is .
But so the sum is .
See also
1994 AIME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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