## anonymous 4 years ago Repeat the following procedure for the four given numbers Multiply the number by 4. add 12 to the product. divide this sum by 2. subtract 6 from the quotient 1st number is 3 2nd number is 6 3rd number is 8 4th number is 12 Write a conjecture that relates the result of the process to the original number selected. represent the original number as N the result is?

1. anonymous

call then number n first step $4n$ second step $4n+12$ third step $\frac{4n+12}{2}=2n+6$ fourth step $2n+6-6=2n$

2. anonymous

SO this is a long way to multiply a number by 2.