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

The zeros of the polynomial P(x) = x^3 -10x+11 are u,v,and w. Determine the value of arctan u +arctan v+ arctan w.

2. Relevant equations

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viète's_formulas

3. The attempt at a solution

I must admit I have no idea how to do this problem. I usually try to show some work but I have no clue how Vietes relations allow you to connect u,v,and w to the inverse trig functions. Sorry. Someone please just give me a nudge in the right direction.

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# Homework Help: Viete's relations problem

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