Problem #1102


The polynomial $x^3 - 2004 x^2 + mx + n$ has integer coefficients and three distinct positive zeros. Exactly one of these is an integer, and it is the sum of the other two. How many values of $n$ are possible?

$\mathrm{(A)}\ 250,000 \qquad\mathrm{(B)}\ 250,250 \qquad\mathrm{(C)}\ 250,500 \qquad\mathrm{(D)}\ 250,750 \qquad\mathrm{(E)}\ 251,000$

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