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# find and correct the errors in the following mathematical statements ( a-4) (a- 2)=a^ 2 - 8

Find and correct the errors in the following mathematical statements.

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$(a - 4 ) ( a - 2 )= a ^2 - 8$

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Our L.H.S. is (a - 2) (a - 4)
= $a^{2} - 4a - 2a + 8$
= $a^{2} - 6a+ 8$  $\neq$  R.H.S.
Correct statement is  (a - 2) (a - 4)  =  $a^{2} - 6a+ 8$

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