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<cmath>\begin{align*}8\{(r + s)^3 + (s + t)^3 + (t + r)^3\} &= - 8(r^3 + s^3 + t^3)\\ | <cmath>\begin{align*}8\{(r + s)^3 + (s + t)^3 + (t + r)^3\} &= - 8(r^3 + s^3 + t^3)\\ | ||
&= 1001(r + s + t) + 2008\cdot 3 = 3\cdot 2008\end{align*}</cmath>yielding the answer <math>753</math>. | &= 1001(r + s + t) + 2008\cdot 3 = 3\cdot 2008\end{align*}</cmath>yielding the answer <math>753</math>. | ||
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Revision as of 16:35, 11 August 2014
Problem
Let , , and be the three roots of the equation Find .
Solution
Solution 1
By Vieta's formulas, we have , and so the desired answer is . Additionally, using the factorization we have that . By Vieta's again,
Solution 2
Vieta's formulas gives . Since is a root of the polynomial, , and the same can be done with . Therefore, we have yielding the answer .
Also, Newton's Sums yields an answer through the application. http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki/index.php/Newton's_Sums
See also
2008 AIME II (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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