Posted by **Amy** on Monday, April 9, 2007 at 9:55am.

What is the difference between an arithmetic sequence and a geometric sequence?

In an arithmetic sequence, the difference between successive numbers is the same.

Example: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9..

In a geometric sequence, the ratio of successive numbers is the same.

Example: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16,...

Thanks so much!

My pleasure! Thanks for using the service

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Math Help!!! - determine whether each sequence is arithmetic or geometric. find ...
- Algebra - Determine whether each sequence is arithmetic or geometric. Find the ...
- Maths - Eric thinks of 2 sequences.One is geometric and the other arithmetic....
- math - Determine whether each sequence is arithmetic or geometric. Find the next...
- Math - A sequence is formed by adding together the corresponding terms of a ...
- math - in an arithmetic sequence the common difference is equal to 2.the first ...
- 7th Grade Math for Steve.. or Ms. Sue - Determine whether each sequence is ...
- algebra - Determine whether each sequence is arithmetic or geometric. Find the ...
- Maths - 1..The first 2 terms of a geometric progression are the same as the ...
- Math - Determine whether this sequence is arithmetic or geometric. Find the next...