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Have a look at this table square or matrix:
Can you see how it has been constructed?
Why are some numbers in black and some in red?
Can you explain why the red $6$ is in that particular square?
Why is there a $45$ in the bottom right-hand corner?
You will notice that the numbers $2$ - $9$ are used to generate the matrix and only one of these numbers is used twice (the $2$).
Can you fill in the matrix (table square) below?
The numbers $2$ -$12$ were used to generate it with, again, just one number used twice.
You may like to try Missing Multipliers once you've had a go at this task.
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