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for which integers will the square of the integer decreased by twice the integer produce a difference of less than 4? please answer and explain how you got the answer...please????!!

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    how did you get that ms sue?

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    Trial and error -- but it didn't take long.

    2^2 = 4
    4 - 4 = 0 >> Nope. It's not 2.

    3^2 = 9
    9 - 6 = 3 >> Yep! That works.

    Obviously 4 is not the answer either.

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