posted by kassandra on .
george entered a function into his calculator andfound the following partail sums
determine the genral term of the corresponding sequence
how would I approach this question?
If this is a series then sn is the sum of the first n terms. So
s1 = 0.0016 = t1
s2 = 0.0016 + t2 or s2 - 0.0016 = t2
s3 = s2 + t3 or s3 - s2 = t3
s4 = s3 + t4 or s4 - s3 = t4
Now determine t1, t2, t3
Then determine what kind of sequence this is, arithmetic or geometric.
Determining the general term should follow fairly quickly.