Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 8:04am.
In the sequence: x+4y ; 2y+2 ;x ;y1, (consisting of 4 terms) the first three terms form an arithmetric progression, while the last three tern form a geometric sequence. Calculate the values of x and y. Answer(s) can be left in surd form.

maths  Reiny, Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 8:35am
"the first three terms form an arithmetric progression"
so....
2y+2  (x+4y) = x  (2y+2)
which gives x = 2
"the last three tern form a geometric sequence"
so ...
x/(2y+2) = (y1)/x , but we know x = 2
2/(2y+2) = (y1)/2
I get y = ±√3