IMO 2018 P3

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M Ahsan Al Mahir
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IMO 2018 P3

Unread post by M Ahsan Al Mahir » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:46 pm

An anti-Pascal triangle is an equilateral triangular array of numbers such that, except for the numbers in the bottom row, each number is the absolute value of the difference of the two numbers immediately below it. For example, the following is an anti-Pascal triangle with four rows which contains every integer from $1$ to $10$.
\[4\]
\[2 \ \ 6\]
\[5 \ \ 7 \ \ 1 \]
\[8 \ \ 3 \ \ 10 \ \ 9 \]
Does there exist an anti-Pascal triangle with $2018$ rows which contains every integer from $1$ to $1 + 2 + 3 + \dots + 2018$?

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