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1.
(28 p.)
Let \( a \) and \( b \) be positive real numbers such that \( ab=2 \) and \[\dfrac{a}{a+b^2}+\dfrac{b}{b+a^2}=\dfrac78.\] Find \( a^6+b^6 \).
2.
(23 p.)
Consider the set \( S\subseteq(0,1]^2 \) in the coordinate plane that consists of all points \( (x,y) \) such that both \( [\log_2(1/x)] \) and \( [\log_5(1/y)] \) are even. The area of \( S \) can be written in the form \( p/q \) for two relatively prime integers \( p \) and \( q \). Evaluate \( p+q \).
3.
(9 p.)
Real numbers \( x,y,z \) are real numbers greater than 1 and \( w \) is a positive real number. If \( \log_xw=24 \), \( \log_yw=40 \) and \( \log_{xyz}w=12 \), find \( \log_zw \).
4.
(28 p.)
Let \( f:\mathbb N\rightarrow\mathbb R \) be the function defined by \( f(1) = 1 \), \( f(n) = n/10 \) if \( n \) is a multiple of 10 and \( f(n) = n+1 \) otherwise. For each positive integer \( m \) define the sequence \( x_1 \), \( x_2 \), \( x_3 \), ... by \( x_1 = m \), \( x_{n+1} = f(x_n) \). Let \( g(m) \) be the smallest \( n \) such that \( x_n = 1 \). (Examples: \( g(100) = 3 \), \( g(87) = 7 \).) Denote by \( N \) be the number of positive integers \( m \) such that \( g(m) = 20 \). The number of distinct prime factors of \( N \) is equal to \( 2^u\cdot v \) for two nonnegative integers \( u \) and \( v \) such that \( v \) is odd. Determine \( u+v \).
5.
(9 p.)
Let \( a \), \( b \), and \( c \) be nonreal roots of the polynimal \( x^3+x1 \). Find \[ \frac{1+a}{1a}+ \frac{1+b}{1b}+ \frac{1+c}{1c}.\]
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