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Algebra

1. (42 p.)
Let \( a_1,a_2,... \) be a sequence defined by \( a_1=1 \) and \[ a_{n+1}=\sqrt {a_n^2-2a_n+3}+1\] for \( n \ge 1 \). Find \( a_{513} \).

2. (10 p.)
Let \( a \), \( b \), and \( c \) be non-real roots of the polynimal \( x^3+x-1 \). Find \[ \frac{1+a}{1-a}+ \frac{1+b}{1-b}+ \frac{1+c}{1-c}.\]

3. (4 p.)
The set \( A \) consists of \( m \) consecutive integers with sum \( 2m \). The set \( B \) consists of \( 2m \) consecutive integers with sum \( m \). The difference between the largest elements of \( A \) and \( B \) is 99. Find \( m \).

4. (27 p.)
Consider the polynomial \[ P(x)=(1 + x + x^2 + \dots + x^{17})^2 - x^{17}.\] Assume that the roots of \( P \) are \( x_k=r_k \cdot e^{i2\pi a_k} \), for \( k = 1, 2, ... , 34 \), \( 0 < a_1 \leq a_2 \leq \dots \leq a_{34} < 1 \), and some positive real numbers \( r_k \). The sum \( a_1 + a_2 + a_3 + a_4 + a_5 \) is equal to \( p/q \) for two coprime integers \( p \) and \( q \). Determine \( p+q \).

5. (14 p.)
The number \[ \frac1{2\sqrt1+1\sqrt 2}+\frac1{3\sqrt2+2\sqrt3}+\frac1{4\sqrt3+3\sqrt4} + \dots + \frac1{100\sqrt{99}+99\sqrt{100}}\] is a rational number. If it is expressed as \( \frac pq \) for two relatively prime integers \( p \) and \( q \) evaluate \( p+q \).





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