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**gourish****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-28
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hmm... so what's the need for using the interpolation formula..i have enough data to plug into the cubic myself and find the answer... it's really to unnecessary formula don't you think so?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not like or use the Lagrange formula. In keeping with the teakettle principle I use simultaneous equations for interpolation. Mathematica uses it in its Interpolating polynomial command and I do not know why.

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**gourish****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-28
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the formula needs a bit unnecessary thing if we can just the use cubic to plug in the given data and find the answer don't you think?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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There are always more than one way to solve a problem. Lagrange lived in an era where the solution of simultaneous equations was very difficult.

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