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The fifth ninth and sixteenth terms of a linear sequence ( ap) are consecutive terms of an exponential sequence
1 find the common difference of the linear sequence in terms of the 1st term
2 show that the 21st 37th and 65th terms of the linear sequence are consecutive terms of an exponential sequence whose common ratio is 7/4

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  1. (a+8d)/(a+4d) = (a+15d)/(a+8d)
    so, 3a=4d

    #1. a = 4/3 d

    #2. You can pick your values for a and d, say, a=4, d=3
    So now form the desired terms, and show that they have a common ratio.

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