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Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
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Show that $(1+x+y)^2-(1-x-y)^2$ is divisible by $4$ for all integer values of $x$ and $y$.

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.