write a problem that can be solved by making a table and using a pattern.Then solve the problem.

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violy eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Here is an example of a problem that can be solve using a table and a pattern:
Alice needs `3` gal of water to water a plant. How many gallons of water will she need for `30` plants?
We know that for 1 plant Alice need `3` gal of water, therefore for `2` plants, Alice will be needing `3 ` `*2` gal` = 6` gal of water. Then, for `3` plants she will be needing` 3` `* 3` gal `= 9`  gal of water, and for `4 ` plants that will require her to have` 4 * 3` gal `= 12 ` gal of water. Creating a table for the number of plants and the number of gallons she will need, will give us:

Number of plants            Number of gallons of water

1                                                     3

2                                                     6

3                                                     9

4                                                     12

5                                                     15

6                                                     18

7                                                     21

8                                                    24

9                                                    27

10                                                 30

Therefore, Alice needs 30 gal of water for 10 plants.
That is it! :)