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6-85.

Figure 2 of a tile pattern is shown below. If the pattern grows linearly and if Figure 5 has 15 tiles, then find a rule for the pattern. 6-85 HW eTool (CPM). Homework Help ✎

Make an *x*, *y* table with the *x* values representing the figure number and the *y* values representing the number of tiles.

Fill in values for *x* and *y*. What is the growth?

Work backward. What is the starting point?

Write an equation *y* = *mx* + *b* using the growth and starting point.

*y* = 3*x*

Does this rule work for your table?

Once you find a rule for the pattern use the eTool below to complete the figures.

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