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 -4 squared and (-4) squared 2009-09-29 From Andrea:Is -4 squared the same as (-4) squared? I am thinking the first is -16 and the second is +16. I am trying to clarify for my students.Answered by Penny Nom. Using FOIL for (2x - 6)^2 2007-05-18 From TONI:I am having a problem finding examples of how to solve (2x-6)^2.Answered by Stephen La Rocque. Squaring numbers 2006-10-08 From Timothy:did anyone ever try to teach that the easiest way to find the next square in a group of numbers is to add the next odd number in the sequence. for example: 1 squared is 1, 2 squared is 4,difference of 3.the next odd number is 5 so the next square would be 4 +5 or 9Answered by Paul Betts and Penny Nom. (a+b) squared and a squared plus b squared 2001-11-14 From Kristen: (a+b)2 = a2 + b2 Is this true for all whole numbers, and why? Answered by Penny Nom. Squaring the circle 2001-10-23 From Margaret:I have the following question that I cannot answer on my own (I don't know where to begin): Is it possible construct a square whose area will equal the area of a given circle? Please Explain why or why not. Answered by Penny Nom.

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