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Let f be a function for which f(x/3) = x^2 + x + 1. Find the sum of all values of $z$ for which f(3z) = 7.

(A) -1/3
(B) -1/9
(C) 0
(D) 5/9
(E) 5/3

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Put x/3 = 3z
x = 9z in the equation.

$$81z^2+9z+1 = 7$$
$$81z^2+9z-6 = 0$$
$$or 27z^2+3z-2 = 0$$
Sum = -b/a
b = 3
a = 27
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