Elementary Geometry for College Students (6th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
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Chapter 2 - Section 2.2 - Indirect Proof - Exercises - Page 81: 30

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We square both sides of the equation to obtain: $a^2 + b^2 = (a+b)^2 \\ a^2 + b^2 = a^2 + b^2 + 2ab $ Whenever a and b are positive, this statement will never be true.

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