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2-46.

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

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

The sum is −11.

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.

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

Follow the steps in part (a).

$\text{The product is } \frac{1}{10}.$

$\text{The sum is }\frac{7}{10}.$