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Algebraic expressions, equations and formulae > Difference of two squares

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

By proving these particular identities, prove the existence of general cases.

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Many numbers can be expressed as the difference of two perfect squares. What do you notice about the numbers you CANNOT make?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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}.

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Prove that if the integer n is divisible by 4 then it can be written as the difference of two squares.

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Euler found four whole numbers such that the sum of any two of the numbers is a perfect square...

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

The diagram illustrates the formula: 1 + 3 + 5 + ... + (2n - 1) = n² Use the diagram to show that any odd number is the difference of two squares.

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A 2-Digit number is squared. When this 2-digit number is reversed
and squared, the difference between the squares is also a square.
What is the 2-digit number?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you explain the surprising results Jo found when she calculated
the difference between square numbers?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Take any prime number greater than 3 , square it and subtract one.
Working on the building blocks will help you to explain what is
special about your results.

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which armies can be arranged in hollow square fighting formations?