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# Recognizing number patterns

Sal explores whole number patterns and their rules, including patterns in tables.

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• Patterns can get much more complex, and I think they can be difficult to solve. What is a good system for figuring out more complicated patterns?

Try to find a sequence, or pattern is basically what it all is. Try to find a relation between the numbers, is it whole? Is it positive or negative? Does the number get bigger or smaller?

From my limited knowledge, that is how I would approach it, just try to find a correlation. Or find an input/output rule, identify the pattern, is it a geometric or arithmetic sequence. Look deep and you'll find something and get it.

Hope this helps!
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• I don't get it
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• So, basically, a pattern is when something is consistently being added/subtracted/multiplied/divided and all we're trying to solve is 1) what that consistent number is and 2) plugging that in to the previous number to get the answer
• I don't get the 3rd question
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• How does it work by 3+3+3+3+?
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• how do we do 9 times with our fingers?
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• Patterns can get much more complex, and I think they can be difficult to solve. What is a good system for figuring out more complicated patterns?