Posted by Help!! on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 3:51pm.
the first number of a sequence is 200. every number of the sequence after the first is 100 less than twice the preceding number. what is the 5th number of the sequence

MATH  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 3:53pm
I'll get you started.
200, 300, 500
Take it from there.

MATH  Help!!, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 3:59pm
how is it 200, 300 when it says it is 100 less than twice the preceding number... isnt it 200100=100x2==200 again? im confused

MATH  Graham, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 4:38pm
100 less than _twice_ the preceeding number.
(200)*2 100 = 300
(300)*2 100 = 500
(500)*2 100 = ... et cetera
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