hi. how do i prove using the difference of 2 squares that : when you take a prime number bigger than 3, square it and then minus 1 the answer is always a multiple of 24 please helllllp
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Hello, Originally Posted by Megiarno hi. how do i prove using the difference of 2 squares that : when you take a prime number bigger than 3, square it and then minus 1 the answer is always a multiple of 24 please helllllp Let p be this prime number. "square it and then minus 1 the answer" : pē-1 Use the difference of squares formula. Then, remember that a prime number can only be in the form , with (if it was 0, 2, 3, 4, p wouldn't be prime)
i know that the d.o.t.s is now (p+1)(p-1) but where do i go from there?
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