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The sum of the first ten terms of a particular arithmetic sequence is four times the sum of the first five terms of the sequence. What is the ratio of the first term to the second term? Express your answer as a common fraction.

 Nov 14, 2019
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a1= the first term,
d= the common difference, and
a2= the second term.

 

The second term is equal to a2=a1+d

 

 

 

The sum of the first 5 terms is
5a1+10d .

 

 

 

The sum of the first 10 terms is
10a1+45d .



CAN YOU FIGURE IT OUT FROM HERE????

 

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BTW THIS IS A HINT

 Nov 14, 2019
edited by tommarvoloriddle  Nov 14, 2019

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