Difference between revisions of "2020 AIME I Problems/Problem 11"

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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:
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<cmath>f(2)+f(4) = -c \in [-10,10]</cmath>
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<cmath>20 + 6a + 2b \in [-10,10]</cmath>
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<cmath>3a + b \in [-15,5].</cmath>
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Solving these inequalities while considering that <math>a \neq -6</math> to prevent <math>f(2) = f(4)</math>, we obtain <math>69</math> possible tuples and adding gives <math>441+69=\boxed{510}</math>. ~awang11
  
 
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== Solution ==Either $f(2)=f(4)$ or not. If it is, note that Vieta's forces $a = -6$. Then, $b$ can be anything. However, $c$ can also be anything, as we can set the root of $g$ (not equal to $f(2) = f(4)$) to any integer, producing a possible integer value of $d$. Therefore there are $21^2 = 441$ in this case. If it isn't, then $f(2),f(4)$ are the roots of $g$. This means by Vieta's, that:

\[f(2)+f(4) = -c \in [-10,10]\] \[20 + 6a + 2b \in [-10,10]\] \[3a + b \in [-15,5].\]

Solving these inequalities while considering that $a \neq -6$ to prevent $f(2) = f(4)$, we obtain $69$ possible tuples and adding gives $441+69=\boxed{510}$. ~awang11

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