2015 UNCO Math Contest II Problems/Problem 3

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Problem

If P is a polynomial that satisfies $P(x^2 +1) = 5x^4 +7x^2 +19$, then what is $P(x)$? (Hint: $P$ is quadratic.)

Solution

$P(x)=5x^2-3x+17$

See also

2015 UNCO Math Contest II (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 2
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Problem 4
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