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1.
(22 p.)
We are given an unfair coin. When the coin is tossed, the probability of heads is 0.4. The coin is tossed 10 times. Let \( a_n \) be the number of heads in the first \( n \) tosses. Let \( P \) be the probability that \( a_n/n \leq 0.4 \) for \( n = 1, 2, \dots , 9 \) and \( a_{10}/10 = 0.4 \). Evaluate \( \frac{P\cdot 10^{10}}{24^4} \).
2.
(18 p.)
The area of the triangle \( ABC \) is 70. The coordinates of \( B \) and \( C \) are \( (12,19) \) and \( (23,20) \), respectively, and the coordinates of \( A \) are \( (p,q) \). The line containing the median to side BC has slope 5. Find the largest possible value of p+q.
3.
(11 p.)
A triangle \( ABC \) has sides 13, 14, 15. The triangle \( ABC \) is rotated about its centroid for an angle of \( 180^0 \) to form a triangle \( A^{\prime}B^{\prime}C^{\prime} \). Find the area of the union of the two triangles.
4.
(22 p.)
The sequence of complex numbers \( z_0,z_1,z_2,\dots \) is defined by \( z_0=1+i/211 \) and \( z_{n+1}=\frac{z_n+i}{z_ni} \). If \( z_{2111}=\frac ab+\frac cdi \) for positive integers \( a,b,c,d \) with \( \gcd(a,b)=\gcd(c,d)=1 \), find \( a+b+c+d \).
5.
(24 p.)
Consider the polynomial \[ P(x)=(1 + x + x^2 + \dots + x^{17})^2  x^{17}.\] Assume that the roots of \( P \) are \( x_k=r_k \cdot e^{i2\pi a_k} \), for \( k = 1, 2, ... , 34 \), \( 0 < a_1 \leq a_2 \leq \dots \leq a_{34} < 1 \), and some positive real numbers \( r_k \). The sum \( a_1 + a_2 + a_3 + a_4 + a_5 \) is equal to \( p/q \) for two coprime integers \( p \) and \( q \). Determine \( p+q \).
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