# The first term in the sequence is -2 and the fifth term is -1/8 what is the common ratio

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1. ## Math

3,5,-5... The first term in the sequence of #'s shown above is 3. Each even # term is 2 more than the previous term and each odd # term, after the first, is -1 times the previous term. For example, the second term is 3+2, and the third term is (-1)x5. What
2. ## Algebra

I am so lost on these problems. Write a geometric sequence that starts with 3 and has a common ratio of 5. What is the 23rd term in the sequence. Write an arithmetic sequence that has a common difference of 4 and the eighth term is 13. What is the first
3. ## Quick math help

Find the tenth term of the sequence: -6,1,8... Is it 57? For the sequence:2,4,8,16 the value of s4 is____. Is it 8? Find the 7th term of the sequence: 1,2,4,... Is it 64? Which term of this sequence is 275? 5,10,15,... Is it 1357? Find the 7thterm of an.
4. ## Quick math help

Find the tenth term of the sequence: -6,1,8... Is it 57? For the sequence:2,4,8,16 the value of s4 is____. Is it 8? Find the 7th term of the sequence: 1,2,4,... Is it 64? Which term of this sequence is 275? 5,10,15,... Is it 1357? Find the 7thterm of an.
5. ## Quick Math Help

Find the tenth term of the sequence: -6,1,8... Is it 57? For the sequence:2,4,8,16 the value of s4 is____. Is it 8? Find the 7th term of the sequence: 1,2,4,... Is it 64? Which term of this sequence is 275? 5,10,15,... Is it 1357? Find the 7thterm of an.
6. ## Math

1. Find the 12th term of the arithmetic sequence 2, 6, 10, … . 2. Solve for the 101st term of the sequence whose 1st term is x-y and d=2x+y-3. 3. In the sequence 2, 6, 10, … , what term has a value of 106?
7. ## math

Each term in a sequence of numbers, except for the 1st term, is 2 less than the square root of the previous term.If the 3rd term of this sequence is 1, what is the first term?
8. ## math

find the rule for the Nth term of the arithmetic sequence. 11/2, 25/6, 17/6, 3/2, 1/6..... If you change the denomators to 6, you should notice the numerators follow the sequence: 33,25,17,9,1,...which is an arithmetic sequence with a common difference of
9. ## Algebra I

What is the 2011th term of the arithmetic sequence −4, −1, 2, 5, . . . , where each term after the first is 3 more than the preceding term?( remember -4 is the first term of the sequence.) (I posted this before but it was the wrong answer)
10. ## maths

The fifth term of an arithmetic sequence is 23 and the 12th term is 72. And they say first question 1.determine the first three terms of the sequences and the nth term. 2.what is the value of the 10th term. 3. Which term has a value of 268.
11. ## maths

The fifth term of an arithmetic sequence is 23 and 12th term is 72. And they say 1. Determine the first three terms of the sequences and the nth term. 2. What is the value of the 10th term. 3. Which term has a value of 268.
12. ## Math

The fourth term of an arithmetic sequence is less than the fifth term by 3. The seventh term is three times the fifth term. Find the common difference and the first term
13. ## Arithmetic Sequence

Given the third term of an arithmetic sequence less than the fourth term by three. The seventh term is two times the fifth term. Find the common difference and the first term.
14. ## algebra

the first term of a sequence of numbers is 1. if each term after the first is the product of -2 and the preceding term, what is the 6th term of the sequence? How do I approach this problem?
15. ## maths

given 1,0.5,4,o.25,7,0.125,10 assume this pattern continues consistently 1.write down the 33th term in this sequence 2.determine the sum of the first 24 terms in this sequence.give the answer to five decimal place 2.1.in a geometric sequence the fourth
16. ## Math - Arithmetic Sequences

The sum of the 4th and the 14th term of an arithmetic sequence equals 22. The 9th term is 4 larger than the 4th term. Calculate the first term of the sequence. I've been trying to solve this for like an hour but I just can't figure out how to do it! I'd
17. ## Algebra

True or False 1. – 5, – 5, – 5, – 5, – 5, … is an arithmetic sequence. 2. In an arithmetic sequence, it is possible that the 13th term is equal to its 53rd term. 3. In an arithmetic sequence, the common difference is computed by subtracting the
18. ## math

!_,_,_,9,730,_,... terms in the sequence above are created such that each term after the first term is 1 more than the cube of the perceding term. what is the value of the first term in the sequence??
19. ## algebra1

Which of the following functions represents a geometric sequence? Why? Answer Choices The function f(x)=x7 represents a geometric sequence because each term is raised to the seventh power to make it greater. The function f(x)=7x represents a geometric

The first term of the sequence is -168 and every term after the first term is 8 more than the term immediately proceeding it. Find the 88th term.
21. ## Precalculus

The 8th term in an arithmetic sequence is 5, and the sum of the first 10 terms is 20. Find the common difference and the first term of the sequence. Alright so in an arithmetic squence the difference d between any two successive numbers is constant. So if
22. ## Sj

Mathematics......Under number patterns-Geometric series If a question goes.determine the expression for the nth term of the following sequence if the a) 4th term is 24 and the 7th term is 192 in a geometric sequence.what formula do i use here?because i
23. ## Math

1. What is the tenth term of the geometric sequence whose first term (a1) is 16 and the common ratio (r) is –½? 2. Given the terms a10 = 3 / 512 and a15 = 3 / 16384 of a geometric sequence, find the exact value of the first term of the sequence.
24. ## arithmetic sequence

the 40th term of an arithmetic sequence is equal to the sum of the 20th and 31st term. if the common difference of the sequence is-10. find the first term.
25. ## math30

Sequences 1)A sequence has a first term of 24 and every other term is one half of the previous term. a)Write the first four terms of the sequence. b)Find a recursive formula that defines this sequence. c)Find an explicit formula that defines this sequence.
26. ## Math

An arithmetic sequence has a first term of 0 and a 10th term of 15. If 10 is an output of the sequence, which term number is it? Show and explain how you know you have the correct answer.
27. ## math

The third and seventh terms of an arithmetic sequence are 10 and 20. 1) What is the value of the 1st term? 2) What is the value of the 9th term? 3) What is the equation to find the nth term in the sequence? HELP!! PLEASE!!
28. ## Further maths

The 8th term of a linear sequence is 18th and the 12th term is 26th .find the first term,common difference and the 20th term
29. ## math

the first term of a sequence of numbers is 4. each term after the first is 4 more than half the preceding term, what is the fourth term of the sequence?
30. ## Math

What is the 2011th term of the arithmetic sequence -4,-1,2,5...., where each term after the first is 3 more than the preceding term? (Remeber -4 is the first term of the sequence)
31. ## MATH

2, -4, 8,... The first term of the sequence above is 2, and every term after he first term is -2 times the preceding term. How many of the first 50 terms of this sequence are less than 100? (A) 22 (B) 25 (C) 28 (D) 30 (E) 37
32. ## Algebra I

What is the 2011th term of the arithmetic sequence −4, −1, 2, 5, . . . , where each term after the first is 3 more than the preceding term?( remember -4 is the first term of the sequence.)
33. ## SAT Math

9, 13, 17, 21, ... In the sequence above, each term after the first is 4 greater than the previous term. What is the difference between the 105th term and the 99th term? I have no idea how to solve this problem
34. ## Mathematics

The 8th term of a linear sequence is 18th and 12th term is 26.find the first term and the common difference and 2th term
35. ## algebra 2

What is the 20th term of the sequence that begins -3,6,-12,24? A. 524,288 B 524,288 C. 1,572,864 d. 3,145,728 The term in a geometric sequence is 160. the 7th term is 40. What are the possible values of the 6th term of the sequence? You roll a standard,
36. ## Sequence

Find the common difference and a formula formula for the nth term of the arithmetic sequence; 6, 2, -2, -6, -10,...a sub n = a)6-4n b)6-2n c)10-2n d)10-4n I think it is c but want to check. Ao is 10, then each term subtracts 4n from it....n=1, ... well if
37. ## mathematics

1.1 the third term of an arithmetic sequence is 8 and the 15 term is 44 . Calculate: 1.1 the common difference and first term. 1.2 the sum of the first 50 terms. 1.2 1;4;7;10.... Is an arithmetic sequence .find: 1.2.1 the 30 term.
38. ## FURTHER MATHS

The 8th term of a linear sequence is 18 and 12th term is 26.find the first term,common difference and 20th term
39. ## Math

The 6th term of an arithmetic sequence is 3 times the 2nd term. Prove that the 10th term is twice the 5th term. tn=t1+(n-1)d
40. ## maths

in a sequence the 50th term is 349 51st term is 354 and the 52nd term is 359 what is the first and the 100th term
41. ## Math

If the 16th term of an arithmetic sequence is three times the fourth term, find the ratio of the 23rd term to the third term.
42. ## Science

The eighth term of a linear sequence is 18 and twelveth term is 26.Find the first term,common difference and 20th term
43. ## math ( sequence )

A sequence is generated in which each term is 5 less than the previous term. If the twentieth term is -32, what is the fifteenth term ? a. -57 b. -12 c. -7 d. 2 e. 7 please answer and explain
44. ## math

A sequence is generated in which each term is 9 more than the previous term, If the eighth term is 13, what is the fourth term? a. -23 b. -14 c. 40 d. 49 e. 58 please answer and explain
45. ## math

The 3rd term in an arithmetic sequence is 12, the 7th term is 24, a) How many common differences are there between a_3 and a_7? b) What is the common difference of the sequence? c) What is the first term in the sequence? a_1 d) What is the expression for
46. ## Math

Penn writes a 2013-term arithmetic sequence of positive integers, and Teller writes a different 2013-term arithmetic sequence of integers. Teller's first term is the negative of Penn's first term. Each then finds the sum of terms in his sequence. If their
47. ## Math

Penn writes a 2013-term arithmetic sequence of positive integers, and Teller writes a different 2013-term arithmetic sequence of integers. Teller's first term is the negative of Penn's first term. Each then finds the sum of terms in his sequence. If their
48. ## Maths

The 5th term of an exponential sequence is 4 and of 2nd term is 35(¡)find the 3rd term (¡¡)the 6th term (¡¡¡)the sum of the first 5th term?
49. ## maths

The fith term of an arithmetic sequence is 23 and the 21th term is 72 Determine the first three terms of the sequence and the nth term
50. ## math

still need help: Write an arithmetic sequence that has a common difference of 4 and the eighth term is 13. What is the first term? What is the 23rd term in the sequence
51. ## math Question

the 5th term in a geometric sequence is 160. The 7th term is 40. What are the possible values of the 6th term of the sequence +70 70 +80 80
52. ## Mathematics : Arithmetic Sequence

The 5th term and the 8th term of an arithmetic sequence are 18 and 27 respctively. a)Find the 1st term and the common difference of the arithmetic sequence. b)Find the general term of the arithmetic sequence.
53. ## Math

A sequence is formed by adding together the corresponding terms of a geometric sequence and and an arithmetic sequence.The common ratio of the geometric sequence is 2 and the common difference of the arithmetic sequence is 2.The first term of the new
54. ## Math

the first term in the sequence is 256. after the first term, each term is multiplied by two amd then divided by four. what is the value of the 9th term

The first term of the sequence is -168 and every term after the first is 8 more than term immediately proceeding it. Find the 88th term.

The first term of the sequence is -168 and every term after the first is 8 more than term immediately proceeding it. Find the 88th term.
57. ## mathematics

THE 1ST, 3RD AND 9TH TERM OF A LINEAR SEQUENCE A.P ARE THE 1ST THREE TIMES OF G.P. IF THE 7TH TERM OF THE LINEAR SEQUENCE IS 14. CALCULATE (A) 20TH TERM OF THE LINEAR SEQUENCE (B) SUM OF THE 1ST, 12TH TERM OF THE G.P
58. ## MATHEMATICS

THE FIFTH TERM OF AN ARITHMETIC SEQUENCE IS 23 AND THE 12TH TERM IS 72.AND THEY SAY DETERMINE THE FIRST THREE TERMS OF THE SEQUENCE AND NTH TERM
59. ## math

hi if the second term of a sequence is root(2) and the seventh term is 8 what is the nth term equation(Geometric sequence) thanks
60. ## MaTh

The 23rd term in a certain geometric sequence is 16 and the 28th term in the sequence is 24. What is the 43rd term? What is the answer?
61. ## further maths

If 5th term of an exponential sequence is greater than the 4th term by thirteen and half and the 4th term is greater than the 3rd term by 9,find the common ratio and the 1st term
62. ## maths

The fifth term of an arithmetic sequence is 23 and the 12th term is 72. What is the value of the 10th term. Which term has a value of 268.
63. ## Math

Find the 10th term of a nonconstant arithmetic sequence whose 1st term is 3 with the 1st, 4th, and 13th term forming a geometric sequence. I've tried doing it differently everytime, but I always come to a dead end..
64. ## math

find the fifth term of geometric sequence a=-6 r=2 This website explains how to do it: http://www.mathguide.com/lessons/SequenceGeometric.html However, you must designate which term in the sequence is what you call "a". Is it the f1rst term, a1? If so, a2
65. ## Maths

In a quadratic sequence.....Term 2 is 11,Term 4 is -7,term 7 is -64....determin the general term for the sequence
66. ## math

51.A sequence t is defined where the first term is –4. Each successive term is 3 more than the term before it. (a)Write an explicit formula for the sequence t. (b)A second function is defined as s(n) = 2 + 2n. Compare the rates of change of t(n) and
67. ## Math

make a table of values for the sequence 6,11,16,21,26 b) write an algebraic expression for the general term of the sequence. c) Use ur expression for the general term to calculate the 25th term in the sequence. Please help asap
68. ## Math

The following are the first four terms of a sequence: a, a (1/b),a(1/b(1/b),a(1/b)(1/b)(1/b) where a is a positive integer. Is the eight term positive or negative? explain So the sequence could be seen as {a/b^(n-1): n=1,2,3...} I hope you can see that the
69. ## alegebra

the first third and ninth term of a linear sequence are the first three terms of an exponential sequence.if the 7th term of the linear sequence is 14 calcuate the 20th term of the linear sequnce
70. ## arithmetic

Determining the first three terms of an ArithmetiC progressionof which the (a.)10th term is 31 and the 15th term is 49 (b.)7th term is 3 and 12th term is -3 (c.)5th term is 8 and the 11th term is -28 (d.)9th term is7+9x and d=2x,Show all calculations
71. ## MATH

In an arithmetic sequence, the first term is 100 and the sixth term is 85. Find the common difference. Then, find the 50th term of the sequence. Do I use the formula an=a1+(n-1)d? If so, what would my "n" by in the equation?
72. ## Precalculus

1. In an arithmetic sequence, the fifth term, u5, is greater than the first term, u1. The difference between these terms is 36. a) find the common difference 9? The tenth term of the sequence is double the seventh term . b) find u1 2.5? 2. Consider the
73. ## mathematics

the 10th term of an arithmetic sequence is equal to the sum of 40 and 5th term.If the 15th term is 127 what is its common difference?what is its first term?what is the sum of the first 30 terms.
74. ## Maths

The ratio between the first term and the second term in an arithmetic sequence is 3/4. The ratio between the second term and the third term is 4/5. a. Calculate the ratio of the third term to the fourth term. (Answer is 5/6) b. Find the ratio of the nth
75. ## Math

Alpha writes the infinite arithmetic sequence 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 0... Beta writes the infinite geometric sequence 9, 6, 4, 8/3, 16/9,... Gamma makes a sequence whose n^th term is the product of the n^th term of Alpha's sequence and the n^th term of Beta's
76. ## mAtH

The 23rd term in a certain geometric sequence is 16 and the 28th term in the sequence is 24. What is the 43rd term? It is not 48.
77. ## MaTh

The 23rd term in a certain geometric sequence is 16 and the 28th term in the sequence is 24. What is the 43rd term?
78. ## math

The sum of the first 10 term of an arithmetic sequence is 145 and the sum of the fourth and ninth term is five times the third term. Determine the first term and constant difference.
79. ## arithmetic

An arithmetic n geometric sequence have the same first term 2.with the 2nd term x. the sum of the 3rd term of the AS is equal to the 3rd term of the GS. Give the first 3 terms of both sequences.
80. ## math+ check!

the following sequence is geometric: 4/3, 4/9, 4/27.... determine the general term, tn and the term t10 so the general term is: (4/3)x (1/3) ^n so the tenth term is: 4/177147 is this correct? thanks! You have one too many factors of three in the
81. ## AP and GP

1) Given the terms a35 = 1238, a70 = 1483 of an AP. Find the exact value of the term a105 a sequence, and sum of sequence. 2) Given the term a3 = 99 and a5 = 891 of GP. Find the exact value of the term a7 of the sequence and the sum of sequence.
82. ## math30

A sequence has a first term of 24 and every other term is one half of the previous term. Find a recursive formula that defines this sequence. The answer of this question is: an=an-1*1/2 Somebody can help me and let me know why is 1/2 on the formula? please
83. ## Maths

The difference between the first term and the second term in a geometric sequence is 6. The difference between the second term and the third term is 3. Calculate the difference between the third term and the fourth term. Thanks to anyone who helps
84. ## math

the ninth term of an arithmetic sequence is 23 and the 33rd term of the sequence is -241 , calculate the sume of the first 15 terms of the sequence , using the formula s=n(2a+(n-1)d)/2
85. ## algebra

Margot and Francois were doing their algebra homework when Margot's dog, Pepe, bit off a piece of the paper they were working on. All they had left was a part of the sequence: 6, 12, ... and the fact that 1536 was another term of the sequence. Assuming the
86. ## Math

1.) What is the formula for the nth term of the arithmetic sequence that has a common difference of 8 and a first term of 4? 2.) What is the formula for the nth term of the geometric sequence that has a first term of 2 and a ratio of 3?
87. ## Maths

1..The first 2 terms of a geometric progression are the same as the first two terms of an arithmetic progression.The first term is 12 and is greater than the second term.The sum of the first 3 terms od the arithmetic progression is 4/3 less than the sum of
88. ## further maths

find the sum of the first eight term of a linear sequence whose first term is 6 and whose last term is 46 the sum of the first ten term of a linear sequence is 60 and the sum of the first fifteen term is 165 find the 18 term of the sequence
89. ## Math

Write a formula for the general term (the nth term) of the arithmetic sequence shown below. Do not use a recursion formula. Then use the formula for a'n to find a20, the 20th term of the sequence. a'1 = -13, d = -5
90. ## Math *URGENT

Please give the answers and solutions for each. 1.If the second term is 2 and the seventh term of a geometric sequence is 64, find the 12th term. 2. Which term if the geometric sequence 18,54,162,486,... is 3,188,646? 3. Determine the geometric mean of 8
91. ## Math

For the sequence an=6n+1, its first term is its second term is its third term is its fourth term is its 100th term is
92. ## algebra

the seventh term of a arithmetic sequence is 72 and the tenth term of the sequence is 90. if the sequence is defined by a formula f(n), then find f(2). How would you do this?
93. ## ahisco

In an A.P the difference between the 8th term and 4th term is 20 and the 8th term is 1half timesthe fourth term. what is the common difference and the first term of the sequence
94. ## Math binomial formula and sequence

a) use the binomial formula to find the 5th term of the expansion (2x - 3)^8 ------ i got 90720x? b) Find a_n, the general term for a geometric sequence, given that the fourth term, a_4 is 16 and the seventh term is -128 c) Find the sum of
95. ## math

in a geometric sequence the first term is 2. The 3rd term is the sum of the 1st and 2nd term. Find the ratio, and the 2 terms
96. ## Math

The fifth term of an arithmetic sequence is 22 and the 15th term is 62. Find the 100th term and the sum of the first 60 terms. I'm having trouble figuring out how to do this.
97. ## maths

Given that the sum of the first four terms of a geometric sequence is 10 and the fourth term is half the third term . find the common ratio and the first term