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If j * k = j^2-2jk + k^2 for all integers j and k, then 4 * 3 =

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If \(j * k = j^2-2jk + k^2\) for all integers j and k, then 4 * 3 =

(A) 49
(B) 13
(C) 1
(D) -1
(E) -14
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If j * k = j^2-2jk + k^2 for all integers j and k, then 4 * 3 =
(A) 49
(B) 13
(C) 1
(D) -1
(E) -14


1. \(j^2 - 2jk + k^2\) = \((j - k)^2\)

\((4 - 3)^2\) = 1 * 1 = 1

2. If you miss that the expression is the square of a difference, plug in:

\(4^2 - (2)(4)(3) + 3^2\) =
16 - 24 + 9 = 1

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