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# November quickie

## Question

Replace the question marks below with the missing numbers. The connection is the same between each line of three numbers.

5         575

2     3       ?

?     ?     3968

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Much more satisfying, thank you!

Naming the columns a, b, c
b = a x a - 1
c = b x b - 1

5  24  575
2   3  8
8  63 3968

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Here’s one solution

Could be a, b, (b*a^2)

5  23  575

2  3  12

8  62  3968

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You'll probably get more than one solution this way, but that is not the answer that I'm looking for!

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Hint: the operation from b to c is the same as from a to b.

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