I have been given 3 points; (1,6) (2,15) (3,27)
And i have to find the equation of the line/curve, although I have spent a long time on it and feel as though I am overlooking something. Any help would be appreciated
I think you need to be more specific with the question: there could be any number of curves going through those points, surely. What sort of curve are you looking for?
Let's see, is it of the form: (which would make it a line)?
We have:
Substituting this into gives:
1)
We have
Substituting again:
2)
Solving simultaneously:
2)-1)
so
is the equation of the line running through these two points. Does lie on this line?
Test:
So it isn't a line.
Could it be something of the form ? You could use a similar test.
What is the whole question? Find a random curve going through these points?
Give the rule for the number of straws that Slade and Jade would need for the nth design of tessellating hexagons.
In the first pattern, there is one hexagon (6 straws), in the 2nd there is 3 hexagons (15 straws) and in the 3rd one there is 6 hexagons (27 straws)
Case 1) then .Let the number of hexagons be and the number of sides( straws) be .
Hexagon has 6 sides.
Case 2) then
Note That: 3 hexagons would mean sides but there are sides. This means that some sides are common.
Case 3) thenCommon Sides = 3
We can establish a relation between x and y that: , where is the number of common sides.Common Sides = 9
To relate x,y and C, Let us plot down their values in the form of a table.
and so on...
You will observe that is increasing in arithmetic progression (Every time we add 1 hexagon, increases by 2).These values have been obtained by drawing the appropriate no. of hexagons.
Therefore:
So:
The relation between x and y is .
This relation is valid for all values except y=1.