### International Mathematics Competition for University Students

July 27 - Aug 2 2015, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

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### Problem 8

8. Consider all $26^{26}$ words of length 26 in the Latin alphabet. Define the weight of a word as $1/(k+1)$, where $k$ is the number of letters not used in this word. Prove that the sum of the weights of all words is $3^{75}$.

Proposed by Fedor Petrov, St. Petersburg State University