Posted by Samantha on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 9:11pm.
What is the 23rd term in the arithmetic sequence: 11, 14, 17, 20...?
All I need is the formula to find the it because I have to show work. Thanks.

Math (Algebra/PreAlgebra)  Reiny, Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 9:35pm
if a is the first term
and d is the common difference
then Term(n) = a + (n1)d

Math (Algebra/PreAlgebra)  Samantha, Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 9:44pm
thanks =]

Math (Algebra/PreAlgebra)  Samantha, Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 9:50pm
so a = 11 and d = 3, so 23 = 11 + (231) 3.
The 23rd term is 77 because 11 + 22(3) = 77 =]
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