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[1001^2 - 999^2] / [101^2 - 99^2]

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I was able to make a intelligent guess and got lucky but I KNOW there is a trick to this. Anyone want to take a stab at it?

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04 Aug 2009, 20:54
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x^2 - y^2 = (x - y)(x + y) so...

$$\frac{(1001 - 999)(1001 + 999)}{(101-99)(101+99)}$$

now do the simple math

2*2000 / 2*200 = 4000/400 = 10

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[1001^2 - 999^2] / [101^2 - 99^2]

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04 Aug 2009, 22:47
Thanks - you helped me refresh a long forgotten yet simple rule
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05 Aug 2009, 13:12
factorization works wonders!! =)
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05 Aug 2009, 20:54
X^2 - y^2 = (x - y)(x + y) .....

[1001+999][1001-999] / [101+99][101-99]

2*2000 / 2*200 = 4000/400 = 10

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