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# Finding sum of roots

If $$a$$ = $$x^{33}$$ and $$a^2$$ - 240$$a$$ + 9 = 0,
find the sum of the roots of the equation.

Note by Anshul Agarwal
4 years, 2 months ago

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0, put x^33 in the second equation and then use vieta's formula · 4 years, 2 months ago

Yes, but how 0 Will be obtained? · 3 years, 1 month ago

0 Hint: use n$$^{th}$$ roots of unity · 4 years, 2 months ago

0 · 4 years, 2 months ago

0 · 4 years, 2 months ago

Is the answer 240? · 4 years, 2 months ago

No, because here the question asks about the sum of values of x, not the sum of values of a. · 4 years, 2 months ago