## pebblesthemckebbles 3 years ago What is the common difference in this sequence? 25, 31, 37, 43...

1. rulnick

6

2. Mertsj

Can you subtract?

3. Mertsj

It would be much simpler to subtract 25 from 31 than to post this question.

4. pebblesthemckebbles

that was not ver nice -.-

5. keketsu

ouch, Mertsj. Keep on asking, pebbles.

6. Mertsj

Don't you care enough about Pebbles to want her to become self-sufficient?

7. keketsu

Indeed, but her question wasn't "subtract this number from that number." It's "what is the common difference." While what the question is asking might jump out at you, it might not jump out to someone else. So I give her a high five for asking. And I'll give you a high five when you ask a question that might seem obvious to others. I know some of my questions have looked pretty obvious, that's for sure.

8. Mertsj

I'm pretty sure that someone who is far enough along in mathematics to know what an arithemetic sequence is also knows what is meant by "difference"