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Lagrange interpolating polynomial

Let $(a_{0},b_{0})$, $(a_{1},b_{1})$, $\ldots $, $(a_{n}$,$b_{n})$ be $n+1$ points in the plane, with all the $a_{i}$ distinct. The Lagrange interpolating polynomial is the polynomial of degree $n$ given by the formula MATH

Its graph passes through the $n+1$ points $(a_{0},b_{0})$, $(a_{1},b_{1})$, $\ldots $, $(a_{n}$,$b_{n})$. This formula was described by the English mathematician Edward Waring in 1779, rediscovered by Euler in 1783, and published by Lagrange in 1795.


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