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Question 1:

Find the rule which gives the number of matchsticks required to make the following matchstick patterns. Use a variable to write the rule.

(a) A pattern of letter T as T

(b) A pattern of letter Z as Z

(c) A pattern of letter U as U

(d) A pattern of letter V as V

(e) A pattern of letter E as E

(f) A pattern of letter S as S

(g) A pattern of letter A as A

Answer:

(a)

From the figure, it can be observed that it will require two matchsticks to make a T. Therefore, the pattern is 2n.

(b)

From the figure, it can be observed that it will require three matchsticks to make a Z. Therefore, the pattern is 3n.

(c)

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