When a and b are not equal, but k is an integer:

There are still k-number of loops, but the loops do not come together in the middle of the graph.

**In the above case, a=12, b=4, and
k=10**

****Notice that a > b ... Do you
think the graph would change if **

**a < b? Let's look and see!**

**In the above case, a=4, b=12, and
k=10**

**YES!!! It does
make a difference whether a>b or a<b!**

****NOTICE: There
are 10 small loops (a-value) and 10 larger loops (b-value)!**