Hi everyone! I recently started taking a basic linear algebra course at my university and I'm already having problems. I used to be pretty good at math in general, but I guess I've unlearned everything over the years. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A.

Two points on a plane with the coordinates (x0,y0) and (x1,y1) define a graph with the form:

y = c1x + c0 (polynomial of the 1. degree).

1)Formulate a system of linear equations to find the coefficients of this function.

2) Solve this system of equations to find the function which runs through the points (1;3) and (2;4).

B.

n + 1 points on a plane [(x0, y0), (x1, y1),…; (xn, yn)] define a polynomial of the nth degree:

y = cnx^n + …+ c2x^2 + c1x + c0.

1)Formulate a system of linear equations to find the coefficients of this polynomial.

2) Solve this system to find the polynomial which runs through the points (0;1), (1;10), (2,33) and (3,64).

P.S. Hints or something like that would also be great. It's really frustrating sitting here with nothing but "duhhhhh" in my head.

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# Homework Help: Beginner's linear algebra question

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