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Let a and b] be the roots of this polynomial. Therefore, a+b=13 and ab=4. Notice that a^2+ab+b^2. This means that the sum of the squares of the roots can be obtained by subtracting the term containing the product of a and b, so a^2+b^2=169-2(4)=161.

PurpleWasp Jun 18, 2024

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Let a and b] be the roots of this polynomial. Therefore, a+b=13 and ab=4. Notice that a^2+ab+b^2. This means that the sum of the squares of the roots can be obtained by subtracting the term containing the product of a and b, so a^2+b^2=169-2(4)=161.

PurpleWasp Jun 18, 2024