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<math>\displaystyle S_4 = r^4 + s^4 + t^4 = - 127 </math>.  How can the sum of squares equal a negative number (or does the polynomial have imaginary roots?).  --[[User:Mysmartmouth|Sean]] 17:22, 7 November 2006 (EST)
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How can the sum of squares equal a negative number (or does the polynomial have imaginary roots?).  --[[User:Mysmartmouth|Sean]] 17:22, 7 November 2006 (EST)

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Isn't this called Newton's Sums instead of Newton sums?

Most people I know call them Newton sums, but I believe the "proper" term is Newton-Gerard Identities. --ComplexZeta 22:41, 22 August 2006 (EDT)

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$\displaystyle S_4 = r^4 + s^4 + t^4 = - 127$.

How can the sum of squares equal a negative number (or does the polynomial have imaginary roots?). --Sean 17:22, 7 November 2006 (EST)

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