Mock AIME 2 2006-2007 Problems/Problem 11

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Problem

Find the sum of the squares of the roots, real or complex, of the system of simultaneous equations

$x+y+z=3,~x^2+y^2+z^2=3,~x^3+y^3+z^3 =3.$

Solution

The roots are $x$, $y$, and $z$, and we add the squares:

\[x^2+y^2+z^2=\boxed{003}\]

See Also

http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki/index.php/1973_USAMO_Problems/Problem_4

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