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The polynomial <math>f(z)=az^{2018}+bz^{2017}+cz^{2016}</math> has real coefficients not exceeding <math>2019</math>, and <math>f\left(\tfrac{1+\sqrt{3}i}{2}\right)=2015+2019\sqrt{3}i</math>. Find the remainder when <math>f(1)</math> is divided by <math>1000</math>. | The polynomial <math>f(z)=az^{2018}+bz^{2017}+cz^{2016}</math> has real coefficients not exceeding <math>2019</math>, and <math>f\left(\tfrac{1+\sqrt{3}i}{2}\right)=2015+2019\sqrt{3}i</math>. Find the remainder when <math>f(1)</math> is divided by <math>1000</math>. | ||
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We have <math>\frac{1+\sqrt{3}i}{2} = \omega</math> where <math>\omega = e^{\frac{i\pi}{3}}</math> is a primitive 6th root of unity. Then we have | We have <math>\frac{1+\sqrt{3}i}{2} = \omega</math> where <math>\omega = e^{\frac{i\pi}{3}}</math> is a primitive 6th root of unity. Then we have | ||
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+ | Denote <math>\frac{1+\sqrt{3}i}{2}</math> with <math>\omega</math>. | ||
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+ | By using the quadratic formula (<math>\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}</math>) in reverse, we can find that <math>\omega</math> is the solution to a quadratic equation of the form <math>ax^2+bx+c=0</math> such that <math>2a=2</math>, <math>-b=1</math>, and <math>b^2-4ac=-3</math>. This clearly solves to <math>a=1</math>, <math>b=-1</math>, and <math>c=1</math>, so <math>\omega</math> solves <math>x^2-x+1=0</math>. | ||
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+ | Multiplying <math>x^2-x+1=0</math> by <math>x+1</math> on both sides yields <math>x^3+1=0</math>. Muliplying this by <math>x^3-1</math> on both sides yields <math>x^6-1=0</math>, or <math>x^6=1</math>. This means that <math>\omega^6=1</math>. | ||
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+ | We can use this to simplify the equation <math>a\omega^{2018}+b\omega^{2017}+c\omega^{2016}=f(\omega)=2015+2019\sqrt{3}i</math> to <math>a\omega^2+b\omega+c=2015+2019\sqrt{3}i.</math> | ||
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+ | As in Solution 1, we use the values <math>\omega=\frac{1}{2}+\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}i</math> and <math>\omega^2=-\frac{1}{2}+\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}i</math> to find that <math>-\frac{1}{2}a+\frac{1}{2}b+c=2015</math> and <math>\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}a+\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}b=2019\sqrt{3} \implies a+b=4038.</math> Since neither <math>a</math> nor <math>b</math> can exceed <math>2019</math>, they must both be equal to <math>2019</math>. Since <math>a</math> and <math>b</math> are equal, they cancel out in the first equation, resulting in <math>c=2015</math>. | ||
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+ | Therefore, <math>f(1)=a+b+c=2019+2019+2015=6053</math>, and <math>6053\bmod1000=\boxed{053}</math>. ~[[User:emerald_block|emerald_block]] | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
{{AIME box|year=2019|n=II|num-b=7|num-a=9}} | {{AIME box|year=2019|n=II|num-b=7|num-a=9}} | ||
{{MAA Notice}} | {{MAA Notice}} |
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Problem 8
The polynomial has real coefficients not exceeding , and . Find the remainder when is divided by .
Solution 1
We have where is a primitive 6th root of unity. Then we have
We wish to find . We first look at the real parts. As and , we have . Looking at imaginary parts, we have , so . As and do not exceed 2019, we must have and . Then , so .
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Solution 2
Denote with .
By using the quadratic formula () in reverse, we can find that is the solution to a quadratic equation of the form such that , , and . This clearly solves to , , and , so solves .
Multiplying by on both sides yields . Muliplying this by on both sides yields , or . This means that .
We can use this to simplify the equation to
As in Solution 1, we use the values and to find that and Since neither nor can exceed , they must both be equal to . Since and are equal, they cancel out in the first equation, resulting in .
Therefore, , and . ~emerald_block
See Also
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