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DIAMOND PROBLEMS

Finding and using a pattern is an important problem-solving skill you will use in algebra. The patterns in Diamond Problems will be used later in the course to solve other types of algebraic problems. Homework Help ✎

Look for a pattern in the first three diamonds below. For the fourth diamond, explain how you could find the missing numbers (?) if you know the two numbers (#).

What do you do to each of the (#) numbers to get to the (?) numbers?

In the example diamonds, notice how one row added together equals the bottom number, while that same row multiplied equals the top number.