**Knots and their polynomials**

- Step 1: from the Right Trefoil to the Right Link
- Step 2: from the Right Link to two unlinked unknots
## Step 3: The Jones Polynomial of two unlinked unknots

- Step 4: working backwards to the answer

Since both diagrams on the left come from topological unknots,
their Jones polynomials are
equal to 1, and the left-hand side reduces to *t*^{-1} - *t*.
Solving gives the Jones polynomial of two concentric unknots as

Since the two knots

are topologically the same, it follows that

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