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2-44.

Copy and complete each of the Diamond Problems below. The pattern used in the Diamond Problems is shown below.  Homework Help ✎

1. Add $x$ and $y$ to fill the bottom and multiply them to fill the top.

Bottom: $−11$
Top: $28$

1. What are the factors of $−12$?

Which of those add to $4$?

The larger factor must be positive in order for the sum to be positive.

1. Divide $8$ by $-\frac{1}{2}$ to get $y$

1. Follow the steps in part (a).

Top: $\frac{1}{10}$

Bottom: $\frac{7}{10}$