Let \(n\ge 1\) and \(a_0,a_1,a_2,\ldots,a_{n}\) be non-negative integers. Prove that if \[ N=\frac{a_0^2+a_1^2+a_2^2+\cdots+a_{n}^2}{1+a_0a_1a_2\cdots a_{n}}\] is an integer, then \(N\) is the sum of \(n\) squares of integers.

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