2019 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 14

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Problem

For a certain complex number $c$, the polynomial \[P(x) = (x^2 - 2x + 2)(x^2 - cx + 4)(x^2 - 4x + 8)\]has exactly 4 distinct roots. What is $|c|$?

$\textbf{(A) } 2 \qquad \textbf{(B) } \sqrt{6} \qquad \textbf{(C) } 2\sqrt{2} \qquad \textbf{(D) } 3 \qquad \textbf{(E) } \sqrt{10}$

Solution

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