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3-102.

Copy and complete each of the Diamond Problems below. The pattern used in the Diamond Problems is shown at right.  

Generic Diamond Problem. One number, x, is located on the left side. The second number, y, is located on the right side.  The bottom number is the sum of the two numbers, x and y. The top number is the product of the two numbers, x and y.

  1. Diamond Problem. Left 0.5, Right blank, Top 1,  Bottom blank

Divide by to find .

Add and together to get the bottom of the diamond.

Diamond Problem. Left 0.5, Right 2, Top 1,  Bottom 2.5

  • Diamond Problem. Left blank, Right blank, Top 10,  Bottom 7

    What are the factors of ?

    Which of those add to ?

  1. Diamond Problem. Left blank, Right negative 2, Top 5,  Bottom blank

    Follow the steps in part (a).

  1. Diamond Problem. Left 8, Right negative 6, Top blank,  Bottom blank

    Use the pattern above to find and .

    Diamond Problem. Left 8, Right negative 6, Top negative 48,  Bottom 2