Solution: 2012-15 Functional Equation

Let \(n\) be a fixed positive integer. Find all functions \( f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}\) satisfying \[ f(x^{n+1}-y^{n+1})=(x-y)[f(x)^n+f(x)^{n-1}f(y)+\cdots+f(x)f(y)^{n-1}+f(y)^n].\]

The best solution was submitted by Kim, Taeho (김태호), 수리과학과 2011학번. Congratulations!

Here is his Solution of Problem 2012-15.

Alternative solutions were submitted by 임정환 (수리과학과 2009학번, +3), 곽걸담 (물리학과 2011학번, +2), 서기원 (수리과학과 2009학번, +2),  김홍규 (수리과학과 2011학번, +2), 김지원 (수리과학과 2010학번, +2), 이명재 (2012학번, +2), 조상흠 (수리과학과 2010학번, +2). There were 2 incorrect submissions (LHJ, KDR).

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