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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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What's the formula for the number of those squares???

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi anonimnystefy;

Could you tell me the link please?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Did you construct a table of the small values by hand?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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nope.imma gonna.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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here?

i have found that subtracting the 4th difference of the numbers gives 2,2,2,2,...

so we have: a_n=An^4+Bn^3+Cn^2+Dn+E.we can easily find those but what has actually been bothering me is the same tak but only on an m x n grid.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Whoa! How about letting me see you sequence first? The one you got empirically.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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n |a_n

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1 | 0

2 | 1

3 | 6

4 | 20

5 | 50

6 | 105

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Now you actually did those by hand? Drawing tiny little squares until your fingers bled.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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didn't do it for 6,but after finding the 3rd differences i saw that they were all squares.but i can easily check for 6.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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First things first. I notice your sequence is shifted. You can adjust that.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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i used 1x1 grid to be just a dot.seemed more logical.

2x2 was this:

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmm, but the problem as outlined uses the convention of counting interior squares and not lattice points. Since we are counting squares do you not now think that it is more consistent to set the problem up in terms of squares?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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ok,then just shift the whole sequence by one to the left.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Kayrect! Now what would you do to go about getting a formula, remember to shift your list first.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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???

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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so we have: a_n=An^4+Bn^3+Cn^2+Dn+E.we can easily find those

From here.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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but it's better to expand that.get a better form for working with it.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Maybe, but that form makes you look like a combinatorial genius. People will be in awe of you.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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maybe,but i know that you're a combinatorial genius,so you don't have to prove it.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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When I was 4 I was rated with the IQ of a genius. But now that I am 9, I am rated as an imbecile.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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i'm happy for you.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Thanks, I am happy for me too. Now people come by and pat me on the head and tell me there will someday be a cure.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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what about an mxn grid,i.e a rectangular grid?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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For that I have:

I do not know if it is correct. Perhaps you would like to test it?

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