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## #76 2012-11-06 01:47:15

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### Re: Pascal's square

Hi bobbym

The formula I got is (n+2)*2^(n-3) for n>=3. The formula there is (n+3)*2^(n-2). We can see that the difference is only in indexing.

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## #77 2012-11-06 01:50:24

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Hi;

You got that formula how, by curve fitting? That only proves for the values you fit for. It does not mean that formula continues for the next diagonal and the one after that.

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## #78 2012-11-06 02:10:45

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We can prove by induction that a(i,j)=2^(i+j-2) for i,j>1. From there, it is easy proving the formula...

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## #79 2012-11-06 02:15:32

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Hi;

What does a(i,j)=2^(i+j-2) for i,j>1 generate?

I would have set it up as

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## #80 2012-11-06 02:32:16

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Sorry, I got 0 starting arrays in my head.

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## #81 2012-11-06 02:38:28

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Hi;

I will leave the inductive proof to you.

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## #82 2012-11-06 02:50:35

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Either way, I think we can be certaing that is how the sequence can be generated...

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## #83 2012-11-06 02:59:30

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Hi;

We can think it all we want. Until we have some proof we ain't gonna convince anybody else of it.

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## #84 2012-11-10 20:05:55

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Hi everyone;

I tried to find a formula to obtain the sum of the numbers of each diagonal and this is the result:

(2^n)*2+(2^n)2*n, then I simplified it and I obtained 2^(n-1)*n + 2^(n+1). The result is Number of 1's in all compositions of n+1 (A045623 of OEIS), because 2^(n-1)*n + 2^(n+1. Generate the same terms of (n+3)*2^(n-2), the formula of A045623, proposed by anonimnystefy.

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## #85 2012-11-10 20:21:26

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Hi;

To refresh my memory, this square?

1     1     2     4     8
1     1     2     4     8
2     2     4     8    16
4     4     8    16   32
8     8    16   32   64
16   16   32   64  128

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## #86 2012-11-10 20:50:20

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Yes, this one.

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## #87 2012-11-10 22:37:09

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Hi;

What is holding up some sort of proof for the problem is that my expression given in post #79 does not cover the first row or the first column.

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## #88 2012-11-10 23:00:11

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Hi;

So what do you suggest?

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## #89 2012-11-10 23:17:01

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Hi;

I am working feverishly on an expression that actually generates that table. Then it should be easier to prove the relation is true.

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## #90 2012-11-10 23:45:59

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Ok. Thanks.

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## #91 2012-11-11 09:38:24

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Hi;

Nothing yet.

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## #92 2012-11-11 10:10:57

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Hi;

Ok. Keep me informed, thanks.

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## #93 2012-11-11 12:17:22

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I finally got an expression that will generate the table but it is too complicated for me to understand. At least we can see more of the table.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #94 2012-11-11 21:20:35

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Hi bobbym;

Good job! Can I see the expression?

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## #95 2012-11-11 21:34:03

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Hi;

I did not post it because it is virtually useless.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #96 2012-11-11 21:48:12

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That is equal to 2^(i-2)*2^(j-2).

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## #97 2012-11-11 21:51:54

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Aha! You went for the trap. It is incorrect for

It is also incorrect for the whole first column and first row.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #98 2012-11-11 21:57:01

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Hi;

Well, good job!

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## #99 2012-11-11 22:02:46

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#### bobbym wrote:

Aha! You went for the trap. It is incorrect for

It is also incorrect for the whole first column and first row.

I still think we could use 2^(i-1) and 2^(j-1) for the first column and row respectively, and 2^(i-1) for the rest.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #100 2012-11-11 22:20:05

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The only problem is that Mathematica gagged on both those series.

I want to sum along the diagonals but if it takes two functions for every diagonal that is going to make the proof much harder or impossible.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.