posted by Stephen .
a/b + b/a = x
a/b - b/a = y
in the equation above, if a is (not equal) to 0 and b is (not equal) to 0, which of the following must be equal to x^2-y^2?
d. a^2 b^2/2
x^2 - y^2 = (x+y)(x-y)
but x+y = a/b + b/a + a/b - b/a = 2a/b
and x-y = a/b + b/a - a/b + b/a = 2b/a
so (x+y)(x-y) = (2a/b)(2b/a) = 4