what is the simplest form of (3y+4z)(3y-4z)

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- May 22nd 2012, 10:12 PMjoedilconfused
what is the simplest form of (3y+4z)(3y-4z)

- May 22nd 2012, 11:38 PMProve ItRe: confused
- May 23rd 2012, 05:43 AMWilmerRe: confused
(x + y)(x - y) = x^2 - y^2

Look up "difference of squares" - May 24th 2012, 05:50 PMthemathlete1Re: confused
I just have a homework question I've been stuck on and hoping you guys can help me out a bit.

COnsider the number 48. If you add 1 to it, you get 49, which is a perfect square. If you add 1 to its (1/2), you get 25, which is also a perfect square. Please find the next 2 numbers with the same properties. like 48+1=49 (perfect square)

48/2=24, 24+1=25 (perfect square)

Thank you so much! - May 24th 2012, 07:36 PMTruthbetoldRe: confused
While it's probably not my place to educate new members, you, themathlete1, need to post a new thread for each question. Don't piggyback other people's threads. If you need a refresher on the rules, well, I cannot find them anywhere. They were here a year ago. In any case, make a new thread for each post. More people will see your problem.

- May 24th 2012, 07:49 PMWilmerRe: confused
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n + 1 = u^2

n/2 + 1 = v^2 (so n = even)

leads to:

2v^2 - u^2 = 1