2021 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 18
Problem
Let be a complex number satisfying What is the value of
Solution 1
Using the fact , the equation rewrites itself as
As the two quantities in the parentheses are real, both quantities must equal so
Solution 2
The answer being in the form means that there are two solutions, some complex number and its complex conjugate. We should then be able to test out some ordered pairs of . After testing it out, we get the ordered pairs of and its conjugate . Plugging this into answer format gives us ~Lopkiloinm
Solution 3
Let . Then . From the answer choices， we know that is real and , so . Then we have Plug the above back to the original equation, we have So .
~Sequoia
See Also
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