Posted by sarah on .
what is the nth term for the following sequence which begins
7, 11, 15, 19, 23

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MathMate,
Is this an arithmetic progression (AP) or geometric progression (GP)?
AP's have constant differences, while GP's have constant ratios.
Given series:
7, 11, 15, 19, 23
differences:
117=4, 1511=4, 1915=4, 2319=4
(constant difference d=4, therefore AP)
ratios:
11/7, 15/11, 19/15, 23/19 (different, so NOT GP).
The nth term of an AP is:
A(n)=A(1)+(n1)d
d=4
A(n)=A(1)+(n1)d
=7+(n1)4
=7+4n4
=3+4n 
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katie,
it just says work out the nth term for the those numbers

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MathMate,
I hope you did not just read the first line of my response.
I was asking myself that question (hope you do the same). The rest of the response followed.