Q. 11.    (b) Fig 11.7 gives a matchstick pattern of triangles. As in Exercise 11 (a) above, find the general rule that gives the number of matchsticks in terms of the number of triangles.

                    

                    

Answers (1)

(a) 3 matchsticks

(b) 5 matchsticks

(c) 7 matchsticks

(d) 9 matchsticks

If we remove 1 matchstick from each then it forms a table of 2 i.e.,  2,4,6,8............

So, required equation  = 2x+1 , x= number of triangles

 

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