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    [SOLVED] Pairs of integers that add up to 7 (and 17)

    hi please can someone help me just helping my granddaughter with her homework and I don't understand the following......
    Find all the pairs of numbers which add up to 7. Find all the pairs of numbers which add up to 17 What do you notice?

    Thank you will save Nannie from looking embarrassed. xx
    Last edited by lilly belle; February 28th 2009 at 01:39 PM. Reason: placed them all on one line
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilly belle View Post
    hi please can someone help me just helping my granddaughter with her homework and i don't understand the following......
    Find all the pairs of numbers which add up to 7.
    Find all the pairs of numbers which add up to 17.
    What do you notice?

    Thank you will save nannie from looking embarrassed. Xx
    1+6
    2+5
    3+4
    =7

    1+16
    2+15
    3+14
    4+13
    5+12
    6+11
    7+10
    8+9
    =17

    Not sure what you're supposed to notice apart from that fact that if you look at all the pairs that add up to 7, you get all the numbers leading up to 7. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

    And if you look at those adding up to 17, you get all the numbers prior to 17. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16.
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    Thumbs up thank you so much Mush

    Mush, you made that look so simple. Many thanks. My granddaughter is only 7. What am I going to do when she's older Really grateful Lilly Belle x x
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