My answer to Fitting a closed curve on the roots of ${x \choose k}-c$ was short but I do not see why it was deleted by a moderator. In fact, I think it correctly answers the question, though I would of course be interested if someone were to explain to me why it doesn't.

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    $\begingroup$ I do not think it should have been deleted, but I also do not think it answers the question well. Answering the question "On what curve do the roots of $f(x) = g(x)$ lie?" with "The curve $|f(x)| = |g(x)|$" is kind of a cop out. $\endgroup$ – Antonio Vargas Sep 30 '14 at 1:01
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, @AntonioVargas. I do now see that it could be considered a cop-out. On the other hand, maybe it's the best answer there is? Anyway, I guess this is not a discussion for here... $\endgroup$ – Hugh Thomas Sep 30 '14 at 1:29
  • $\begingroup$ I can't disagree that it is, indeed, the most correct answer :) $\endgroup$ – Antonio Vargas Sep 30 '14 at 1:35

Your answer went to the review queue, likely because it was so short that the system automatically flagged it. In the review queue, it received many more delete votes than keep votes, and no upvotes (and, for that matter, 1 downvote). Further, it had another delete vote on it already. Finally, this answer was not helpful to the OP or to the general reader. So I completed the deletion process.

I have now converted it to a comment.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the explanation. $\endgroup$ – Hugh Thomas Sep 30 '14 at 2:17

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