2022 AIME I Problems/Problem 1
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Problem
Quadratic polynomials and have leading coefficients and respectively. The graphs of both polynomials pass through the two points and Find
Solution 1 (Linear Polynomials)
Let Since the -terms of and cancel, we conclude that is a linear polynomial.
Note that so the slope of is
It follows that the equation of is for some constant and we wish to find
We substitute into this equation to get from which
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Solution 2 (Quadratic Polynomials)
Let for some constants and
We are given that and we wish to find We need to cancel and Since we subtract from to get ~MRENTHUSIASM
Solution 3 (Similar to Solution 2)
Like Solution 2, we can begin by setting and to the quadratic above, giving us We can first add and to obtain
Next, we can add and to obtain By subtracting these two equations, we find that so substituting this into equation we know that so therefore
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Solution 4 (Brute Force)
Let By substituting and into these equations, we can get: Hence, and
Similarly, Hence, and
Notice that and Therefore ~Littlemouse
Video Solution (Mathematical Dexterity)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUfbEBCQ6RY
Video Solution by MRENTHUSIASM (English & Chinese)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcS5qcqsRyw&ab_channel=MRENTHUSIASM
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Video Solution
https://youtu.be/MJ_M-xvwHLk?t=7
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