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Solution: 2014-17 Zeros of a polynomial

Let \[p(x)=x^n+x^{n-1}+a_{n-2}x^{n-2}+\cdots+a_1 x_1 + a_0\] be a polynomial. Prove that if \(p(z)=0\) for a complex number \(z\), then \[ |z| \le 1+ \sqrt{\max (|a_0|,|a_1|,|a_2|,\ldots,|a_{n-2}|)}.\]

The best solution was submitted by Minjae Park (박민재, 수리과학과 2011학번). Congratulations!

Here is his solution of the problem 2014-17.

An alternative solution was submitted by 조현우 (경남과학고등학교 3학년, +3).

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