Evaluate the following product without multiplying directly:- 104 × 96

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#### Solution

104 × 96 = (100 + 4) (100 − 4)

= (100)^{2} − (4)^{2} [(x + y)(x - y) = x^{2} - y^{2}]

= 10000 − 16

= 9984

Concept: Algebraic Identities

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