anonymous
  • anonymous
4,2,1,1/2,1/4 whats the next three numbers in the pattern
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schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
what do you think is happening?
anonymous
  • anonymous
do u keep multiplying by 2
anonymous
  • anonymous
where does the sequence start? I presume at 4, so the numbers are decreasing

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anonymous
  • anonymous
it starts at 4 yeah but with the fractions then its going up
anonymous
  • anonymous
if you multiply by 2 that would lead to increasing values, because you keep doubling since the numbers are getting smaller, and looks like they are powers of 2, it's not multiplying by two, but dividing by 2
anonymous
  • anonymous
you're right that the the denominator is multiplying by 2, but the numerator does not change from 1 here, so the fractional values are getting smaller and smaller
anonymous
  • anonymous
so what do you think comes after 1/4?
anonymous
  • anonymous
1/8 because the first one u multiply 1/2 which is the 2 times the bottom one equals the 4 or 1/16 because does it keep multiplying by the bottom number
anonymous
  • anonymous
now for the second one u do the same?
anonymous
  • anonymous
so 1/8, right? next after 1/8 = ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
1/64
anonymous
  • anonymous
?
anonymous
  • anonymous
that would be squaring the denominator...it's simpler, you identified the multiplying the denominator by 2, so just keep that and apply...
anonymous
  • anonymous
so 1/16
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes, nice, and finally, the third value? ... (1/4), (1/8), (1/16), _____

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