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− | == Solution ==Either <math>f(2)=f(4)</math> or not. If it is, note that Vieta's forces <math>a = -6</math>. Then, <math>b</math> can be anything. However, <math>c</math> can also be anything, as we can set the root of <math>g</math> (not equal to <math>f(2) = f(4)</math>) to any integer, producing a possible integer value of <math>d</math>. Therefore there are <math>21^2 = 441</math> in this case. If it isn't, then <math>f(2),f(4)</math> are the roots of <math>g</math>. This means by Vieta's, that: | + | == Solution == |
+ | Either <math>f(2)=f(4)</math> or not. If it is, note that Vieta's forces <math>a = -6</math>. Then, <math>b</math> can be anything. However, <math>c</math> can also be anything, as we can set the root of <math>g</math> (not equal to <math>f(2) = f(4)</math>) to any integer, producing a possible integer value of <math>d</math>. Therefore there are <math>21^2 = 441</math> in this case. If it isn't, then <math>f(2),f(4)</math> are the roots of <math>g</math>. This means by Vieta's, that: | ||
<cmath>f(2)+f(4) = -c \in [-10,10]</cmath> | <cmath>f(2)+f(4) = -c \in [-10,10]</cmath> |
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Solution
Either or not. If it is, note that Vieta's forces . Then, can be anything. However, can also be anything, as we can set the root of (not equal to ) to any integer, producing a possible integer value of . Therefore there are in this case. If it isn't, then are the roots of . This means by Vieta's, that:
Solving these inequalities while considering that to prevent , we obtain possible tuples and adding gives . ~awang11
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