# Math Help - Question on solving for x with chart

1. ## Question on solving for x with chart

I have come across trouble with attempting to solve this problem, I proved an image to help make it clearer

I've attempted to solve fill out the blank spaces using A which equals 17 but I'm confused on the process of solving.

2. ## Re: Question on solving for x with chart

Do all the numbers increase or decrease by 17?

3. ## Re: Question on solving for x with chart

Originally Posted by awfulatmath
I have come across trouble with attempting to solve this problem, I proved an image to help make it clearer

I've attempted to solve fill out the blank spaces using A which equals 17 but I'm confused on the process of solving.
the numbers in each square are the sum of the numbers it touches in the row above it.

Then you can work backwards.

$41 = 8 + 2x + y + 17$

$17 = x+2y + 3$

etc. You should be able to finish it from here.