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4-59.

Study the pattern below. Sketch and label the fourth and fifth figures. Then predict how many dots will be in the $100^{\text{th}}$ figure. Write an expression you can use to determine the number of dots in any figure.

 $\Large\begin{array}{c c c} \bullet & \bullet & \bullet \end{array}\\ \; \; \text{Figure 1}$ $\Large\begin{array}{c c c} \bullet & \bullet & \bullet\\ \bullet & \bullet & \bullet \end{array}\\ \; \, \text{Figure 2}$ $\Large\begin{array}{c c c} \bullet & \bullet & \bullet\\ \bullet & \bullet & \bullet\\ \bullet & \bullet & \bullet \end{array}\\ \; \, \text{Figure 3}$

In this pattern, you begin with $3$ dots and add $3$ more with each figure.
Use this description to help you with this problem.