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A very simple idea - drawing the solutions of millions of equations like x^7 + x^6 - x^5 + x^4 - x^3 + x^2 + x - 1 = 0 - gives some surprisingly pretty patterns. So we have to ask: how can we understand these patterns? And that's where the fun really starts.

(By the way, the Mandelbrot set makes a last-minute guest appearance here.)
I feel like talking about some pure math, just for fun on a Sunday afternooon. Back in 2006, Dan Christensen did something rather simple and got a surprisingly complex and interesting result. H......
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