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Finding the pattern

  1. Jun 14, 2010 #1
    I have encountered such a triangular set of numbers:

    1
    -8 -7
    28 -16 9
    -56 -65 -22 -7
    70 112 51 4 1

    Apart from the obvious first column being (x-1)^8, what can you find for other columns?
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2010 #2

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  4. Jun 15, 2010 #3
    thanks, it is simply hard.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2010 #4
    The 'hypothenuse' seems to play a role in that

    1
    -8 -7
    28 -16 9

    -7 - 1 = -8
    -7 - 9 = -16

    As far as the other numbers go I havent gotten them yet, but just putting this out there as a possible stepping stone
     
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