The difference between 2 integers is four, and the sum of two integers is sixteen. What is the absolute value of the difference of the squares of the integers?

Okay, ALL I can think of for this is guess and check. Is there a smarter method, and how?

tommarvoloriddle Nov 10, 2019

#1**+1 **

You can make simple equations

\(x-y=4\)

\(x+y=16\)

Now solve... by elimination

\(2x=20\)

\(x=10\)

Now solve for y

\(10+y=16\)

\(y=6\)

So the difference between the squares of the integers is:

\(10^2-6^2=64\)

.CalculatorUser Nov 10, 2019

#5**0 **

I want to throw up right now... I don't know what I ate.

AUGUAUGH.

I was using superglue, and accelerator. I think I inhaled the chemicals too much.

ughhhhhhhhh

CalculatorUser
Nov 10, 2019

#11**0 **

yeah, don't inhale accelerator.

and wash your hands after using superglue.

I learned the lesson by having a sudden bout of nausea and almost threw up.

CalculatorUser
Nov 10, 2019

#12**0 **

A very valuable piece of advice.

Oh yea, My sister joined!

She is MagicKitten!!!

And she frequently forces me to give up my computer...

T-T

tommarvoloriddle
Nov 10, 2019