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Sums of roots

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 October 2023

Peter Braza*
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 USA e-mail:
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We are all familiar with the formulae for finding the sums of the powers of the first n natural numbers. For example,

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