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Topic: How many rectangles are in an n by n square array of dots?
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Oliver Stemforn

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Re: How many rectangles are in an n by n square array of dots?
Posted: Sep 9, 2006 11:14 PM
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Joshua Zucker,

no, you are wrong. I was properly careful in my choice
of the problem from the start. "Can you come up with a
polynomial...?" doesn't mean there exists for sure a polynomial answer and to now and go to try to find it. Logically, don't you see, my problem NEVER presupposes that there is a polynomial formula. I have no problem in the desire of a polynomial. I never did assume there is a polynomial formula for it.

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