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Revision as of 10:35, 19 May 2021
Contents
Problem
The number , where and are relatively prime positive integers, has the property that the sum of all real numbers satisfying is , where denotes the greatest integer less than or equal to and denotes the fractional part of . What is ?
Solution 1
Let be the unique solution in this range. Note that is also a solution as long as , hence all our solutions are for some . This sum must be between and , which gives and . Plugging this back in gives .
Solution 2
First note that when while . Thus we only need to look at positive solutions ( doesn't affect the sum of the solutions). Next, we breakdown down for each interval , where is a positive integer. Assume , then . This means that when , . Setting this equal to gives We're looking at the solution with the positive , which is . Note that if is the greatest such that has a solution, the sum of all these solutions is slightly over , which is when , just under . Checking this gives ~ktong
Remarks
Let and
We make the following table of values:
We graph (in red, by branches) and (in blue, for ) as shown below.
Graph in Desmos: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/ouvaiqjdzj
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Video Solution 1 (Geometry)
This video shows how things like The Pythagorean Theorem and The Law of Sines work together to solve this seemingly algebraic problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IJ7Jxa98zw&feature=youtu.be
Video Solution 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xex8TBSzKNE ~ MathEx
Video Solution 3 (by Art of Problem Solving)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_mdreGBPvg&t=428s&ab_channel=ArtofProblemSolving
Created by Richard Rusczyk
See Also
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