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If the problem used different numbers, say $79$, $35$ and $57$, could this image help?

What is special about the differences between the numbers?

Take any pair of two digit numbers x=ab and y=cd where, without loss of generality, ab > cd . Form two 4 digit numbers r=abcd and s=cdab and calculate: {r^2 - s^2} /{x^2 - y^2}.