Posted by Tony on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 3:29pm.
If f(x) is a polynomial with real coefficients such that f(4+3i)=31+16i, then f(4−3i)=a+bi. What is the value of a+b

Complex numbers  Steve, Friday, May 24, 2013 at 4:04pm
f(x) = ax^n + bx^n1 + ...
f(h+ki) = a(h+ki)^n + b(h+ki)^n1 + ..
f(hki) = a(hki)^n + b(hki)^n1 + ...
All of the even powers of i remain unchanged, and all of the odd powers of i change sign. So, the real part is unchanged, and the imaginary part changes sign.
f(43i) = 3116i
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