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Come now, you should be able to figure that one out for yourself (especially since 1 is a root of the polynomial).  --[[User:JBL|JBL]] 17:31, 7 November 2006 (EST)
 
Come now, you should be able to figure that one out for yourself (especially since 1 is a root of the polynomial).  --[[User:JBL|JBL]] 17:31, 7 November 2006 (EST)
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OK, wow, stupid question.  Whoooops! --[[User:Mysmartmouth|Sean]] 22:35, 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)

Question

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

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

Come now, you should be able to figure that one out for yourself (especially since 1 is a root of the polynomial). --JBL 17:31, 7 November 2006 (EST)

OK, wow, stupid question. Whoooops! --Sean 22:35, 7 November 2006 (EST)

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