Math Portfolio SL TYPE I
LACSAP’S FRACTIONS
Introduction
This assignment requires us to solve patterns in numerators and denominators in LACSAP’S FRACTIONS, and the first five rows look like:
Figure 1: Lacsap’s Fractions
1 1st row
1 3/2 1 2nd row
1 6/4 6/4 1 3rd row
1 10/7 10/6 10/7 1 4th row
1 15/11 15/9 15/9 15/11 1 5th row Then, let’s look at each part of the question.
Part 1: Numerator of the Sixth Row
Describe how to find the numerator of the sixth row.
For the first part of the question, we need to describe how to find the numerator of the sixth row. To begin with, let’s make all the numerators look the same in a row:
Figure 2: Lacsap’s Fractions
1/1 1/1 1st row
3/3 3/2 3/3 2nd row
6/6 6/4 6/4 6/6 3rd row
10/10 10/7 10/6 10/7 10/10 4th row
15/15 15/11 15/9 15/9 15/11 15/15 5th row Then, we can take out the denominator and go down by the row and just look at the numerator for this part of question, which will look like:
t1=1; t2=3; t3=6; t4=10; t5=15
We can investigate that the numerator starts with 1 in the first row, and the numerators are the same in one row. Each numerator after 1 is the sum of 1+2+…+n (n=row number) which forms an arithmetic series. For example:
When n=3, the numerator will be t3=1+2+3=6.
Table 1: Row Number and Numerator
Row NumberNumeratorInvestigation
11t1=1
23t2=1+2
36t3=1+2+3
410t4=1+2+3+4
515t5=1+2+3+4+5
Therefore, according to this arithmetic series tn=1+2+3+…+n, (n=row number), we can find out the numerator of the sixth row is t6=1+2+3+4+5+6=21
Part 2: General Statement for Numerator and Row Number
Using technology, plot the relation between the row number, n, and the numerator in each...
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Thus,
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Daniel Boggs
(HST2011) – (U.S. History I)
Colorado State University – Global Campus
Dr. Bruce Ingram
August 19, 2014
The Founding Father, the Propagandist, and a Wife
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Thomas Jefferson
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The aim of this task is to find the general statement for En(r). Let En(r) be the element in the nth row, starting with r = 0.
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Table 1: A table showing the relationship between the row number and the numerator. The table also shows the relationship between the numerators in each row.
Row  Numerator  1st differences  2nd differences 
1  1  2  1 
2  3   
  3  
3  6   1 
  4  
4  10   1 
  5  
5  15   
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Internal Assessment Type I
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Contents
Introduction: Functions/Polynomials 3
Part A: Quadratic Polynomials 4
Part B: Cubic Polynomials 12
Introduction:
In mathematics, function is defined as a relationship, or more of a correspondence between the set of input values and the set of output values. Also, a rule is involved, or as it may be referred to, a ‘set of ordered pairs’ that assigns a unique output for each of the input. The output correspondence is usually defined as f and the output is x. The correspondence is denoted as f(x). All functions are mainly defined by two factors, as was mentioned before, set of inputs  which are called arguments; and outputs  which are oftenly called values. The set of all arguments is called domain; and the set of all the values is called range.
The graph on the left is just an example of a simple function f(x)=3x+2. As you can see it is a straight line.
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Quadratic function graph is simply a parabola. The equation of that function doesn’t contain any powers that are higher than 2. Basically, quadratic function is a polynomial of degree of 2.
There are different types of polynomials, but the most common ones...
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Math SL PortfolioLacsap’s Fractions 
Type1: Investigation Portfolio
Greenwood High (An International School) 




Table of Contents:
Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………………..……..…...Page 2
Patterns in Numerator………………………………………………………………………………….………………Page 2 and Page 3
Plotting Graph of Row Number and Numerator……………………………………………………………Page 4 to Page 7
Finding Denominator………………………………………………….………………………………………..………Page 8 to Page 9
Finding Further Rows……………………………………………………………………..…………………………… Page 10
General Statement……………………………………………………………………………………………………….Page 10
Scope and Limitations…………………………………………………………………………………………………..Page 15
Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………Page15
Pascal’s Triangle, a graphical representation by the French mathematician, Blaise Pascal, is used to show the relationship of numbers in the binomial theorem. It is shown in Figure 1 below:
11 2 11 3 3 11 4 6 4 11 5 10 10 5 1
Fig. 1Pascal’s Triangle
This portfolio is on “Lacsap’s Fractions”, and finding a pattern in the numerators and denominators of the fractions, as well as creating a general statement for En(r)where r is the element in the nth row; I shall start with r=0.
Row...
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IB Math: Studies Statistics
Portfolio:
What is the relationship between the numbers of goals the top sixteen players of the FIFA world cup 2014 score with the height of the players?
Due date: Friday November 23, 2013
School Name: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Course: IB Math Studies
Name: Valerie Philco
What is the relationship between football player’s height that is participating in FIFA and has scored more than fourteen goals with the number of goals they have scored?
Introduction
The FIFA world cup is one of the most celebrated soccer tournaments around the world today. Not only does it serve as entertainment to everyone that watches the tournament but to participate teams have to have play a game against every team of there area teams classified this year include country’s like Argentina, Spain, Bosnia, Brazil, USA, Italy, France and many more. This being said for teams to win games they have to score more goals than other teams in this investigation the purpose is to verify if there is a correlation between the height of soccer players and the amount of goals they score.
Statement of task
The main purpose of this investigation is to determine whether there is a relationship between the height of the player and the amount of scores that they scored through out the period of qualifications for the 2014 FIFA world cup Brazil. The...