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If (x+y)^2=168 and xy =4, then x^2 + y^2=?

  • Mathematics-please help quick!! -

    (x+y)^2 = 168
    x^2 + 2xy + y^2 = 168
    Replace xy with 4:
    x^2 + 2*4 + y^2 = 168
    x^2 + y^2 = 168 - 8 = 160.

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