This problem follows on from Number Pyramids.
In the number pyramid below, the number in the bottom left hand corner determines all the other numbers.
If you are viewing the interactivity on a mobile phone, you may need to rotate your screen to landscape orientation.
Do your insights still apply if you use negative numbers or decimals?
Can you justify any generalisations that you have reached?
Perhaps you could use algebra to explain your thinking.
Can you adapt what you discovered about 4-layer pyramids to larger pyramids?
What if the numbers on the bottom layer go up in 2s? Or 3s?
Here is an interactive number pyramid, where the bottom layer can go up by numbers other than one, which can be used to test out your conjectures.
You might now like to have a go at Top-heavy Pyramids