Posted by KIM on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 11:52pm.
The first difference of a sequence is 6, 10,14,18. The sum of the first two terms of the original sequence is 24. Find the first three term of the original sequence. the first term of the original sequence is?

Math? needs help  SraJMcGin, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 2:24am
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college  Reiny, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 6:37am
let the first three terms be a, b, and c
we know
a+b = 24 (#1)
ba = 6 (#2)
cb =10 (#3)
add 1 and 2
2b = 30
b=15
in 1 > a+15 = 24 ,
a = 9
in 3
c  15 = 10
c = 25
a=9
b=15
c=25
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