2006 USAMO Problems/Problem 3

Revision as of 12:03, 12 July 2006 by Ragnarok23 (talk | contribs)


For integral $m$, let $p(m)$ be the greatest prime divisor of $m$. By convention, we set $p(\pm 1)=1$ and $p(0)=\infty$. Find all polynomial $f$ with integer coefficients such that the sequence

$(p(f(n^2))-2n)_{n\ge 0}$

is bounded above. (In particular, this requires $f(n^2)\neq 0$ for $n\ge 0$)


See Also

Invalid username
Login to AoPS