Posted by leon patten on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 2:18pm.
Elaine factors the numbers 36 and 48. Then she makes this conjecture.
“Any multiple of 6 is also a multiple of 12.”
Describe what Elaine should do to test her conjecture. Will she find that her conjecture is true or false? Explain your reasoning.

geometry  Steve, Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 2:31pm
pick a few multiples of 6 and try them.
If they all work, then that's a good sign. Maybe she can develop a formula to test in general.
If some multiple fails, then she's done. Conjecture is false.
Guess how many multiples she will have to test.