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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: Maths
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Introduction

Uzair

Diagonal differences

Introduction - In this casework I am going to examine the difference between the products of opposite corners. I am firstly going to start with a 2x2 box then go further into my investigation by working out formulas and using different box sizes and grids.

Part 1 (Square boxes -10 column grid)

I am going to find the diagonal difference of any 2x2 box in a 10 column grid. From this I will try to find out if there are any correlations and to find differences for other

2 x 2 Box-Numeric’simage00.png

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By looking at the 2 x 2 boxes in a 10 column grid, I have found out that if you place a   2 x 2 box, any where in the grid, the difference will always be 10.

Predict

Therefore I predict that, if I place any 2 x 2 box in a 10 column grid the difference will be 10.

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This estimate proves my aim, that if you place any 2 x2 box in a 10 column grid, the difference will always be 10

Difference in Algebra

Now I am going to show what the difference will be for any 2 x 2 box in a 10 column grid algebraically.image43.png

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Using algebra shows that my prediction was correct that, for any 2x2 box in a 10 column grid the difference will always be 10.

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Middle

42=16

Therefore I can predict that the difference for a 5 x 5 grid will be 80. Now I am going to prove this prediction algebraically.

5 x 5 box - Proving algebraically

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This shows that I have proved the difference for a 5 x 5 box in a 5 column grid correctly.

Now to find out a general formula for the difference for any square box in a 5 column grid will be.

Box size ( b )

Formula

Difference

3 x 3

5 (3-1)2 =

20

5 x 5

5 (5-1)2 =

80

         b x b

5(b–1)2

Therefore, the overall formula for any square box in a 5 column grid is 5(n–1)2

I am now going to test the general formula by doing the differences for all square boxes in a 5 x 5 column grid.

2 x 2 = 5(2–1)2=5

3 x 3 = 5(3–1)2=20

4 x 4 = 5(4–1)2=45

5 x 5 = 5(5–1)2=80

7 x 7 Column Grid

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I am going to find the diagonal difference of any 2 x2 box in a 7 column grid. From this I will try to find out if there are any correlations.

2 x 2 Box-Numeric’s

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By looking at the 2 x 2 boxes in a 7 column grid, I have found out that if you place a   2 x 2 box, any where in the grid, the difference is 7.

Predict

Therefore I predict that, if I place any 2 x 2 box in a 7 column grid, the difference will always be 7.

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This estimate proves my aim, that if you place any 2 x2 box in a 7 column grid, the difference will always be 7

Difference in Algebra

Now I am going to show what the difference will be for any 2 x 2 box in a 7 column grid algebraically

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I am now going to increase the size of my boxes to 3 x 3, 4 x 4 etc and going to work out the difference in algebraic forms.

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 4 x 4 Box

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I am going to display my results in a table, where I would try finding any patterns within the results I have.

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Square Box sizes

Difference

Pattern

2 x 2

7 = 1x 7

12=1

3 x 3

28 = 4 x 7

22=4

4 x 4

63 = 9 x 7

32=9

Predict

7 x 7

252= 36 x 7

62=36

Therefore I can predict that the difference for a 7 x 7 grid will be 252. Now I am going to prove this prediction algebraically.

7 x 7 box - Proving algebraically

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This shows that I have proved the difference for a 7 x 7 box in a 7 column grid correctly.

Now to find out a general formula for the difference for any square box in a 7 column grid will be.

Box size ( b )

Formula

Difference

3 x 3

7(3-1)2 =

20

7 x 7

7(7-1)2 =

252

          b x b

7 (b–1)2

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Conclusion

Therefore, by using this method, I will use the formula 10(c-1)(r-1) which I gained from part 3, however instead of the grid size 10, I will use (g) to represent my random grid size.

I will now represent this in a table.

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Grid size ( g )

Formula

10 x 10

10(c-1)(r-1)

7 x 7

7(c-1)(r-1)

6 x 6

6 (c-1)(r-1)

g x g

g (c-1)(r-1)

Proving overall formula algebraically

I am now going to explain how I got this formula algebraically.

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n+(c-1)

n+g(r-1)

n+g(r-1)+(c-1)

1) n[n+g(r-1)+(c-1)]

=n2+gn(r-1)+n(c-1)

[n+(c-1)][n+g(r-1)]

=n2+gn(r-1)+n(c-1)+g(c-1)(r-1)

2) n2+gn(r-1)+n(c-1)+g(c-1)(r-1) - n2+gn(r-1)+n(c-1)

=g(c-1)(r-1)

Therefore this overall equation “g(c-1)(r-1)”explains the difference, for any size rectangular box in any size grid.

Conclusion - In this task I have successfully found out general formula for any square box in any size grid which was to be ‘g(b-1)2and the general formula any rectangle box in any size grid which was to be ‘g(c-1)(r-1)’. These formulas were proven algebraically above.

If I were to extend this task further, I would change the grid numbers i.e. rather than it going up in 1s, it would go in 2s or 3s.

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