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pratu043Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
How do you prove that?
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LibnizBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sum of odd roots factor always factor out (x+y)
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pratu043Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What do you mean by that?
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sauravshakyaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I know how, PLZ wait sec trying to write it down
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sauravshakyaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Oh got it.... let f(x)=x^n + y^n
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pratu043Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So you should use factor theorem for this?
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sauravshakyaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
now, when f(x) is divided by (x+y) then REMAINDER = f(y) = (y)^n + y^n
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sauravshakyaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Now, for x^n + y^n to be divisible by x + y.. remainder = 0 or, (y)^n + y^n=0
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sauravshakyaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
which is only possible when n is odd
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pratu043Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok so when n is odd, (y)^n = y so (y)^n + y^n = y + y = 0 thanks!!
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sauravshakyaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
oh its like this: when n is odd, (y)^n = (y)^n so (y)^n + y^n = (y)^n + y^n = 0
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