Tag: whole numbers

How many squares can you form with the dots?

Problem How many squares with whole number areas can you form on this 5 x 5 dot array with the dots for corners?   Solution Hint 1. The figure below is a 4 x 4 grid. It shows squares you probably did not consider when you jumped right away on an answer. Do they also…

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Describing solutions of equations

You get a full mark not only because you have the correct answer but also because you have expressed your answer in a clear and concise way using the language of mathematics. Let me illustrate it in the problems below which involve solving equations. Problem 1 Find all the possible solution to the equation y-1…

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