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If m^2 = 17, then what is the value of (m+1)(m−1)?

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\(m^2\) = 17
m = \(\sqrt{17}\)

(m+1)(m-1) = \(m^2 - 1^2\) = 17-1 = 16

C is the answer.
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m2 = 17
m2 - 1 = 17-1
(m-1)(m+1)= 16
C is correct
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option C.
m^2=17
m=sqrt17
(m+1)(m-1)=m^2-1^2=17-1=16
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C.
m2 = 17
(m-1)(m+1)=m2-1
= 17-1
=16
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If m^2 = 17, then what is the value of (m+1)(m−1)?

A. √17 − 1
B. √17 + 1
C. 16
D. 18
E. 288


(m+1)(m-1)= (m^2-1)

(17-1)= 16 option C
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