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# polynomials question pls help (really hard)

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A polynomial product of the form\((1 - z)^{b_1} (1 - z^2)^{b_2} (1 - z^3)^{b_3} (1 - z^4)^{b_4} (1 - z^5)^{b_5} \dotsm (1 - z^{32})^{b_{32}},\)where the \(b_k\) are positive integers, has the surprising property that if we multiply it out and discard all terms involving \(z\) to a power larger than 32, what is left is just \(1-2z\). Determine
\(b_{32}\).

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Nov 28, 2021