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    We will use paper cutting to prove the algebraic formula
    Difference of 2 squares a and b, a square - b square = (a+b) (a-b)

    We will first take a square and lets say its side is a.

    So its area is a times a or a square.

    Now lets make another square of side b in one corner.

    The area of this smaller square is b times b or b square.

    Now we will cut this smaller square from the larger.
    The remaining paper should be a square - b square.

    We will now show that this paper left is a rectangle of size a+b and a-b.

    Fr this cut along the small rectangular piece as shown and place it at the bottom as shown.

    You will now have a rectangle of size a+b as width and height as a-b.
    So the difference of two squares is a square - b square = (a+b) (a-b) This work was supported by IUCAA and Tata Trust.

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