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**1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data**

**2. Relevant equations**

**3. The attempt at a solution**

i tried to do it by writing it as

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a_{1999} x^{1999} + a_{1998} x^{1998} ... a_0 \pm1 = 0

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for 1999 different integer values of x

i am thinking of writing it as

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a_{1999} x^{1999} = -a_{1998} x^{1998} - a_{1997} x ^ {1997} .... a_0 \pm1

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does this lend any information

i also tried to graph it

a 1999 degree polynomial has 1998 stationary points and at most 2000 points at which it is plus minus 1

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