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Perplexing Polynomial Puzzle (Posted on 2005-06-13) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Ask an opponent to choose a polynomial p(x) with nonnegative integer coefficients (of any degree). Tell him you can determine what it is (degree and coefficients) with just two values: you choose a and ask for p(a), then choose b and ask for p(b). What is a winning strategy?

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionPerplexing!Math Man2012-04-30 15:38:59
Fine ProblemRichard2005-06-14 22:01:28
re: Yet another wayEric2005-06-14 20:17:20
SolutionYet another wayJer2005-06-14 17:25:58
SolutionAnother solutionOld Original Oskar!2005-06-13 21:55:47
SolutionSolutionEric2005-06-13 20:59:50
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