Problem #181

181.

Assume that $x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_7$ are real numbers such that

$x_1+4x_2+9x_3+16x_4+25x_5+36x_6+49x_7=1^{}_{}$
$4x_1+9x_2+16x_3+25x_4+36x_5+49x_6+64x_7=12^{}_{}$
$9x_1+16x_2+25x_3+36x_4+49x_5+64x_6+81x_7=123^{}_{}$

Find the value of $16x_1+25x_2+36x_3+49x_4+64x_5+81x_6+100x_7^{}$.

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Instructions for entering answers:

  • Reduce fractions to lowest terms and enter in the form 7/9.
  • Numbers involving pi should be written as 7pi or 7pi/3 as appropriate.
  • Square roots should be written as sqrt(3), 5sqrt(5), sqrt(3)/2, or 7sqrt(2)/3 as appropriate.
  • Exponents should be entered in the form 10^10.
  • If the problem is multiple choice, enter the appropriate (capital) letter.
  • Enter points with parentheses, like so: (4,5)
  • Complex numbers should be entered in rectangular form unless otherwise specified, like so: 3+4i. If there is no real component, enter only the imaginary component (i.e. 2i, NOT 0+2i).

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