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Algebra Level 5

\[\begin{eqnarray} \dfrac{x^2}{2^2-1^2}+\dfrac{y^2}{2^2-3^2}+\dfrac{z^2}{2^2-5^2}+\dfrac{w^2}{2^2-7^2} \ = \ 1 \\ \dfrac{x^2}{4^2-1^2}+\dfrac{y^2}{4^2-3^2}+\dfrac{z^2}{4^2-5^2}+\dfrac{w^2}{4^2-7^2} \ = \ 1 \\ \dfrac{x^2}{6^2-1^2}+\dfrac{y^2}{6^2-3^2}+\dfrac{z^2}{6^2-5^2}+\dfrac{w^2}{6^2-7^2} \ = \ 1 \\ \dfrac{x^2}{8^2-1^2}+\dfrac{y^2}{8^2-3^2}+\dfrac{z^2}{8^2-5^2}+\dfrac{w^2}{8^2-7^2} \ = \ 1 \\ \end{eqnarray}\]

Determine \(w^2+x^2+y^2+z^2\) if they satisfy the system of equations above.

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