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1-57.

Copy and complete each of the Diamond Problems below. The pattern used in the Diamond Problems is shown below.
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. What are the factors of ?

    and
    and

    Which two add to ?

  1. Watch your negative signs.

    Find the factors of .

    The larger factor will be the negative one.

  1. Follow the same steps taken in (a).

  1. Remember that when two negative numbers are multiplied the answer is positive, and when they are added together the answer is negative.