2020 AIME I Problems/Problem 11
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Problem
For integers and let and Find the number of ordered triples of integers with absolute values not exceeding for which there is an integer such that
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
Solution 2 (Bash)
Define . Since , we know . Plugging in into , we get . Setting , . Simplifying and cancelling terms,
Therefore, either or . The first case is easy: and there are tuples in that case. In the second case, we simply perform casework on even values of , to get tuples, subtracting the tuples in both cases we get .
-EZmath2006
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