Monthly Archives: November 2008

Solution:2008-11 Sum of square roots

Let a, b, c, d be positive rational numbers. Prove that if \(\sqrt a+\sqrt b+\sqrt c+\sqrt d\) is rational, then each of \(\sqrt a\), \(\sqrt b\), \(\sqrt c\), and \(\sqrt d\) is rational.

The best solution was submitted by Yang, Hae Hun (양해훈), 2008학번. Congratulations!

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Solution: 2008-10 Inequality with n variables

Let \(x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n\) be nonnegative real numbers. Show that
\(\displaystyle \left(\sum_{i=1}^n x_i\right) \left(\sum_{i=1}^n x_i^{n-1}\right) \le (n-1) \sum_{i=1}^n x_i^n + n \prod_{i=1}^n x_i \). 

The best solution was submitted by Sang Hoon Kwon (권상훈), 수리과학과 2006학번. Congratulations!

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Solution: 2008-9 Integer-valued function

Let \(\mathbb{R}\) be the set of real numbers and let \(\mathbb{N}\) be the set of positive integers. Does there exist a function \(f:\mathbb{R}^3\to \mathbb{N}\) such that f(x,y,z)=f(y,z,w) implies x=y=z=w?

The best solution was submitted by Yang, Hae Hun  (양해훈), 2008학번. Congratulations!

Here is his Solution of Problem 2008-9.

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