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An ordered quadruple (y₁,y₂,y₃,y₄) is quadratic if there exists realnumbers a, b, and c such that yn = an²+ bn + c

for n=1,2,3,4

Prove that if 16 numbers are placed in a 4x4 grid such that all four rows are quadratic

and the first three columns are also quadratic then the fourth column must also be quadratic.

(We say that a row is quadratic if its entries, in order, are quadratic. We say the same

for a column.)

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Hey Makaveli.

Can you explain this grid? If it's a matrix then you can write out the relationship between the cells and the constraints on those cells?

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I too have the same question, can you please explain about this grid?

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Could someone please figure this out and show me how they got the answer please? My test is on Sunday, I have to go into school to take it. Thanks so much.

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What is in the grid? You just posted an empty grid. What are the constraints of the cells in the grid?

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The empty grid was all that came with the problem- im guessing there are no constraints.

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Hi Makavell, did you solve the 4th question?

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The way I see it, given that all 4 rows are quadratic, and the first column is also quadratic, then it follows that the remaining 3 columns must also be quadratic.

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Mark, how would a basic proof of that look? Thanks

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cheating ... thread closed