Posted by **Barb** on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 7:36pm.

Barb is making a bead necklace. She strings 1 white bead, then 3 blue beads, then 1 white bead, and so on. Write the numbers for the first eight beads that are white. What is the rule for the pattern.

Please help me explain this to my 4th grader

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**PsyDAG**, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 1:05pm
If Barb starts with a white bead, then a white bead will occur in every subsequent fourth bead. So it will be 1 + 4(7) to find the number of beads strung to get 8 white beads.

I hope this helps.

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**kaitlyn**, Monday, January 21, 2013 at 9:30pm
If he starts with a white bead every fourth time boommtheres a white head 1_234_5_678_9_

1, 5, 9

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**kineda**, Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:41pm
1,5,9

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**Caitlynn**, Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:43pm
I am having the same problem and my homework is due tomorrow!

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**Joker**, Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:48pm
Same here

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**Molly**, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:35pm
i don't get what u Kineda is saying idk what kaitlyn is saying idk what psydag is saying either

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**Molly**, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:39pm
I don't know what the rule is

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**Molly**, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:48pm
oh i know now xD

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**Anonymous**, Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8:28pm
ojbjkfdhkjea,sdmkjfdafmnsurfjkmansfjjsdfblgj,msdnfbujdnfgvsdbdfguvjsdnjfgvbnsdf

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**annonymous**, Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:33pm
So what I think is that first you havr to add 4 to the number you are starting with and keep on going. Basically you are skip counting by 4 but is starting on the number you are given.

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**Denisse**, Friday, March 13, 2015 at 1:47am
1,5,9,13,17,21,24,28

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