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Summing powers (Posted on 2004-07-01) Difficulty: 3 of 5
I thought of three numbers.
Their sum is 6.
The sum of their squares is 8.
The sum of their cubes is 5.
What is the sum of their fourth powers?

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John Lennon | Comment 7 of 18 |
Imagine...
Imagine no solution
It's easy if you try
Nothing to put in spreadsheets
Above us, only Pi .....

Sorry, for the musical digression, but I'm thinking there may be a solution in the complex plane.   Imaginary numbers:  a + bi
  Posted by Larry on 2004-07-04 00:54:23
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