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If x^2 - 3x + 1 = 0

then find x^5 + 1/x^5

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Agnishom;

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What do I need to know in order to find out the expansion of (x +1/x)^5?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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All problems have a trick associated with them. Good problem solvers have lots of tricks up their sleeves.

All these problems are solved by turning something of the form

Notice how artificially the polynomial given expands into that form.

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bobbym wrote:

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How do I get this? Do I need the binomial theorem?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Exactly or Pascals triangle.

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Hmm... Thanks!

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Hi Agnishom;

You are welcome. Please have patience you are improving. "All things come to he who waits - pappym.

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Pappym? Your dad?

If you don't mind, is "bobbym" your real name?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, pappym was my dear old Dad. A good ole boy from deep in Alabama.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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And what was removed?

I really like the "Pass me the chicken" quote from pappym.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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anonimnystefy wrote:

And what was removed?

My real age of course!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Who asked you about your age? Agnishom asked you about your name...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That he did. That was removed also.

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So, bobbym wants to be more anonymous than anonymnistefy?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If I wanted to be anonymous I would not have told you the answers.

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