# Tagged Questions

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### Prove Two Functions are Simultaneously Continuous

Let $f,g,h: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ so that $f$ is differentiable, $g,h$ monotone and $f'=f+g+h$. Prove that $g$ is continuous in $x_0$ iff $h$ continuous in $x_0$. My attempt ...
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### Polynomials bounded by $[-1, 1]$ iff argument is in $[-1, 1]$

Problem: $f(x)$ is a polynomial with complex coefficients, such that $-1 \leq f(x) \leq 1$ iff $-1 \leq x \leq 1$. Find all such $f(x)$. My observations: Now, its easy to see that coefficients are ...
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### Right Triangle and Circle Theorem

Let $ABC$ be a triagnle such that $\angle BAC$ is a right angle. Suppose $D$ is a point lying on $BC$ such that $BD=1$, $DC =3$ and $\angle ADB=60^{\circ}$, find the length of $AC$. I was told that ...
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### How to solve this equation? $P(x)^2+P(\frac1x)^2= P(x^2)P(\frac1{x^2})$ [closed]

How to solve this equation? Find all polynomials $P$ such that $P(x)^2+P(\frac1x)^2= P(x^2)P(\frac1{x^2})$ Please step by step
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### Sum of two consecutive squares equal square

$N^2 + (N+1)^2 = K^2$, find all solutions for $N<200$ I have done some factoring and also realized that $K=[n\sqrt{2}]+1$ in eventual solutions, where $[x]$ denotes the greatest integer less than....
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### For which $a,b\in \mathbb{N},$ is $\frac{\sqrt{2}+\sqrt{a}}{\sqrt{3}+\sqrt{b}}$ is a rational number.

I found the following problem on a Olympiad question paper: For which $a,b\in \mathbb{N},$ is $$\frac{\sqrt{2}+\sqrt{a}}{\sqrt{3}+\sqrt{b}}$$ a rational number. I am unable to solve it. Any help ...
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### Function of product of two uniform random variables [closed]

If X and Y are uniform(0,1) then what is the distribution of $X^kY^m$ for some integers k and m?
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### Singularity at $z=0$ for $1-\cos(z)\sin(\frac{1}{z})$

Any ideas for solving this problem, mentioned in our last exam, is highly appreciated. What is the residue of $f(z)=(1-\cos z)\sin \frac{1}{z}$ at the isolated point $z=0$ ? Our notes say the answer ...
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### $1000$th decimal digit of $(8+\sqrt{63})^{2012}$

Find the digit at the $1000$th position at the right of the decimal point of the number $(8+\sqrt{63})^{2012}$ I took this problem from a Mexican Math Olympiad called Galois-Noether. It's the last ...
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### Prove there are 3 points on the circle having same colour [closed]

All the points of a circle are randomly coloured red or blue. Prove there are 3 points on the circle having same colour, representing an isosceles triangle.
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### Find all polynomials $P(x)$ such that $P(x^2)=P(x)^2$

Find all polynomials $P:\mathbb{C}\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$ such that $$P(x^2)=P(x)^2 .$$ Here is what I tried: First, it is easy to see the constant solutions, namely $P\equiv 0,P\equiv 1$. Let $r$ ...
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### Combinatorics olympiad problem (Yandex Data Science School)

I've found quite an interesting problem involving combinatorics and some set theory. It was in Yandex Data Science School admission exam. Please check if my solution is correct. Given arbitrary 100 ...
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### Olympiad Inequality $\sum_{cyc} \frac{x^4}{8x^3+5y^3} \geqslant \frac{x+y+z}{13}$

$x,y,z >0$, prove $$\frac{x^4}{8x^3+5y^3}+\frac{y^4}{8y^3+5z^3}+\frac{z^4}{8z^3+5x^3} \geqslant \frac{x+y+z}{13}$$ Note: Often Stack Exchange asked to show some work before answering the ...
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### If for all $\displaystyle \theta \in [ 0,\frac{\pi}{2} ]$, we have $| \sin \theta - p \cos \theta - q|\leq \frac{\sqrt{2}-1}{2}$. Then find $p+q$.

If for all $\displaystyle \theta \in [ 0,\frac{\pi}{2} ]$, we have $| \sin \theta - p \cos \theta - q|\leq \frac{\sqrt{2}-1}{2}$. Find $p+q$. My Work: When $p=-1,q=\frac{\sqrt{2}+1}{2}$, we have ...
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### How to plot this graph $y^3=x^2$

I was solving a problem related to area under the integral. When I got a question with the curve $y^3=x^2$. Now this might seem trivial with plotting calculator and for some without plotting ...
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Here is the Problem: 1)Suppose $p$ is a prime. prove that for any integer $k$, there exist integers $x$ and $y$ such that $x^2+y^2 \equiv k\ \pmod p$. 2)Are there infinitely many composite ...
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### Algebraic Manipulations [duplicate]

Let a, b and c be such that $a+b+c = 0$ and $l^2 = \frac{a^2}{2a^2+bc} + \frac{b^2}{2b^2+ac} + \frac{c^2}{2c^2+ba}$ The what is the value of l My approach : I could just put in the adequate ...
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### Application of A.M. -G.M. inequality

Let x, y,z be positive numbers. The least value of $\frac{x(1+y)+y(1+z)+z(1+x)}{(xyz)^{.5}}$ is a) $\frac{9}{2^{.5}}$ b) 6 c) $\frac{1}{6^{.5}}$ d.) None of the above I tried applying the A.M. ...
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### IMO Shortlist 1995 G3 by inversion

The incircle of $\triangle ABC$ is tangent to sides $BC$, $CA$, and $AB$ at points $D$, $E$, and $F$, respectively. Point $X$ is chosen inside $\triangle ABC$ so that the incircle of $\triangle XBC$ ...
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### The number of integral solutions $(x,y)$ of $x^3+3x^2y+3xy^2+2y^3=50653$

This was a wonderful question given to me by professor in my last class test. He asked for the solution with the least number of steps. Find the number of integral solutions $(x,y)$ of the ...
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### Find real parametar $a,b,c$ such that function $f$ become convex function $f(x) = \begin{cases}ax^2+bx+c,& x<0\\1 ,& x \ge 0\end{cases}$
Find real parametar $a,b,c$ such that function $f$ become convex function $$f(x) = \begin{cases}ax^2+bx+c,& x<0\\1 ,& x \ge 0\end{cases}$$ My work: If $f(x)$ is convex function that means ...
### Find the middle number in the $29$th row in the Pascal's Triangle
This question is taken from the Singapore Mathematical Olmpiad training notes for Primary school. Find the middle number in the $29$th row of the Pascal's triangle. For example, the middle number ...