# algebra 2

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find a1 for given geometric series.

Sn= 405, r=3, n=4

I don't know how to start the problem

• algebra 2 -

S(n) = a(r^n - 1)/(r-1)

405 = a(3^4 - 1)/(3-1)
405 = a(81 - 1)/2
405 = 40a
a = 405/40 = 81/8

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