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  • 5 years ago

What is the next term in the sequence? 6, 11/2 , 5 , 9/2 , 4 What did you do to get your answer?

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  1. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    what type of sequence are we looking at? arith. or geom?

  2. amistre64
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    or random?

  3. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    It just says make a conjecture about the next item in each sequence

  4. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    \[\frac{12,11,10,9,8,...}{2}\]

  5. anonymous
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    So I guess it's random

  6. anonymous
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    \[{12 \over 2}, {11 \over 2}, {10 \over 2}, {9 \over 2}, {8 \over 2}, {{(13-n)} \over 2}={7 \over 2}\]

  7. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    the only thing I know is that you subtract 1/2 and get the previous number, but I don't know how to get the next number

  8. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    its arithmetic, just have to make them all match denoms

  9. anonymous
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    Oh I see

  10. amistre64
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    if you know to subtract 1/2; then by all means do it

  11. anonymous
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    Thanks

  12. anonymous
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    Hey, but do you know a quick way of figuring this out?

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