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Negatively Triangular

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

This printable worksheet may be useful: Negatively Triangular.

Hopefully, after a little thought, this becomes fairly straightforward, and is then a good problem about which to ask the question : 'how was the problem made' ?

Students making up problems of this sort for each other to solve will develop a strong sense for equations of straight lines and the algebraic manoeuvres that let us consider their intersection.