[SOLVED] Vandermonde Matrix - Help! Hi everyone, im new to the forum. I'm bit confused in a particular 3by3 Vandermonde Matrix question and really appreciate if someone can help me with it. 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The question states 'Show that the 3 by 3 Vandermonde Determinant: 1 1 1 det x y z = (x-y) (y-z) (z-x) x^2 y^2 z^2 I have not made an attemt to the question as I haven't got a clue. Your help and time are much appreciated. thanks PS. Just realized the rows are not aligned under one another but It is a 3by3 Matrix with the first rows 1, 1, 1 second Row x, y, z and the third row x^2, y^2, z^2.