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So the social security polynomial : ssn(x)= (xa1)(x+a2)(Xa3) (x+a4).. *and so on* Suppose your SS# is 121212121. How many other people could have the same polynomial?
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
There's something about this question that I don't like.
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askme12345Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Lol  I agree. If your willing to try, I can explain furthur
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Explain further anyway. Something might click
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askme12345Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So everyone recieved a unique code that they called their "social security number" they had to plug that code into a equation called SSN(x)=(xa1)(x+a2)(xa3) and so on.. then a few questions were asked : a) suppose you have a SS number in which the digits a1,a3,a5,a7 are all different (accroding to the equation they are all negative) and a2,a4,a6,a8 are all different (positive) Give two SS numbers that have the same ssn(x) polynomial. and then this question b) Suppose your SSN is 121212121. What would your polynomial be  It would be ssn(x)=(x1)(x+2)(x1)(x+2) and so on, how many other people could have the same SSN(X)?
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What course are you currently taking?
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Is this question from a precalculus textbook? Is there a textbook associated with the course?
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askme12345Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No, it was a project. The full handout is posted online if you want a full look
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I don't think I like this project. But this particular question seems to be about combinations and permutations
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
How many different ways can you write 121212121 ?
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askme12345Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hmm  I know its plenty. Not sure how to approch this with a formula rather than writing it all out
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