Symmetry Putnam

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Let $n$ be a positive integer. Show that the smallest integer that is larger than $(1+\sqrt{3})^{2n}$ is divisible by $2^{n+1}$.

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Alan and Barbara play a game in which they take turns filling entries of an initially empty $1024$ by $1024$ array. Alan plays first. At each turn, a player chooses a real number and places it in a vacant entry. The game ends when all the entries are filled. Alan wins if the determinant of the resulting matrix is nonzero; Barbara wins if it is zero. Which player has a winning strategy?

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