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    discrete math help, please

    Prove that there is no quadratic polynomial p(x)=ax squared+bx+c, where a is not equal to 0 with p(-1)=2, p(0)=1, p(1)=3, p(2)=10
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtaylor98212 View Post
    Prove that there is no quadratic polynomial p(x)=ax squared+bx+c, where a is not equal to 0 with p(-1)=2, p(0)=1, p(1)=3, p(2)=10
    Use the first three values to solve for the coefficients, then substiture x=2 into the resulting quadratic to show that p(2) \ne 10.

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