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?
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.)
So it is just a basic 4x4 square grid. Google Image Result for http://log24.com/log/pix03/grid4x4.gif