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− | For [[real number]]s <math>a</math> and <math>b</math>, define <math>a * b=(a-b)^2</math>. What is <math>(x-y)^2 | + | For [[real number]]s <math>a</math> and <math>b</math>, define <math>a * b=(a-b)^2</math>. What is <math>(x-y)^2 (y-x)^2</math>? |
<math>\mathrm{(A)}\ 0\qquad\mathrm{(B)}\ x^2+y^2\qquad\mathrm{(C)}\ 2x^2\qquad\mathrm{(D)}\ 2y^2\qquad\mathrm{(E)}\ 4xy</math> | <math>\mathrm{(A)}\ 0\qquad\mathrm{(B)}\ x^2+y^2\qquad\mathrm{(C)}\ 2x^2\qquad\mathrm{(D)}\ 2y^2\qquad\mathrm{(E)}\ 4xy</math> |
Revision as of 15:27, 19 May 2009
Problem
For real numbers and , define . What is ?
Solution
Since , it follows that , and
See also
2008 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 6 | |
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |