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${(a-b)}^2$ Formula


${(a-b)}^2 \,=\, a^2+b^2-2ab$

It is called $a-b$ whole square formula. It is read as the $a$ minus $b$ whole square is equal to $a$ squared plus $b$ squared minus $2ab$. The algebraic identity represents the expansion of the subtraction of two terms and also useful in mathematics to expand the subtraction basis binomials.


The $a-b$ whole square algebraic identity can be proved in two different mathematical approaches.


Algebraic Method

The expansion of square of $a-b$ formula is derived in algebraic mathematics by the multiplication of algebraic expressions.


Geometrical Method

The square of subtraction of the terms can be expanded by proving it in geometrical approach on the basis of areas of square and rectangle.

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