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write an equation to express the geometric sequence 10, 20, 40, 80...

 

 

 

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x times two

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Sum =F x (1 - R^N) / (1 - R), where F=First term, R=Common ratio, N=Number of terms.

 

nth. term =F x R^(N - 1), where F, R and N are the same as above.

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write an equation to express the geometric sequence 10, 20, 40, 80...

 

\(\begin{array}{|rcll|} \hline r = \frac{20}{10} = \frac{40}{20} = \frac{80}{40} &=& 2 \\ a&=&10 \\ \hline \end{array}\)

 

\(\begin{array}{|rcll|} \hline a_n &=& a\cdot r^{n-1} \\\\ a_n &=& 10\cdot 2^{n-1} \\ \hline \end{array}\)

 

check:

\(\begin{array}{|rcll|} \hline a_1 &=& 10\cdot 2^0 = 10 \\ a_2 &=& 10\cdot 2^1 = 20 \\ a_3 &=& 10\cdot 2^2 = 40 \\ a_4 &=& 10\cdot 2^3 = 80 \\ a_5 &=& 10\cdot 2^4 = 160 \\ \cdots \\ \hline \end{array}\)

 

laugh

heureka  Mar 9, 2017

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