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Greciamf Group Title

What are the next three terms of the sequence : -30, -14,-6,-2,0?

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  1. JakeV8 Group Title
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    it looks like you increase by an amount to get to the next term... but the amount you increase changes with each term. Can you see the pattern?

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  2. Greciamf Group Title
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    no, I dont see it, can you explain it to me ?? please!

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  3. JakeV8 Group Title
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    almost the right idea, but I think you are going the wrong direction... what are the next three terms after 0? Should be getting larger, I think...

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  4. JakeV8 Group Title
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    -30 ---> -14 increases by 16 -14 ---> -6 increases by 8 and so on...

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    Almost.. but you broke the pattern :) to get from -6 to -2, increase by 4 to get from -2 to 0, increase by 2 (half as much as last increase) So... to get from 0 to the next term, increase by ___ to get ____

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  6. Greciamf Group Title
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    Ok, so.. I got that one...do ya'll know the answer to this one.....-4x+16/x2-9 ?

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  7. JakeV8 Group Title
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    I think @haleym96 is still working through it... why don't you post this as a new question?

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  8. haleym96 Group Title
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    @JakeV8 So the next term is 1?

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  9. JakeV8 Group Title
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    yeah, you're getting it now :) How about the next two terms?

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  10. haleym96 Group Title
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    .5 and .25

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  11. JakeV8 Group Title
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    well... those sound like the amounts of the increases, right? not the actual terms in the sequence? The term you just found was "1". So the next increase from 1 gives you the second term.

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  12. haleym96 Group Title
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    So, 1.5 and 1.25.

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  13. JakeV8 Group Title
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    hehe... so so close... Remember, it's increasing every time. So the last term given was 0, and you increased correctly by 1 to get 1. Then you increased again correctly by 0.5 to get 1.5 Finally, you increase FROM 1.5 by 0.25 to get ?? :)

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  14. haleym96 Group Title
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    Haha yeah, I got it now.

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  15. JakeV8 Group Title
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    Good for you... just have to concentrate and not lose focus as you work through the pattern. Was this homework for you too, or just something you were watching because it was interesting?

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  16. haleym96 Group Title
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    Just something I was trying to figure out myself.

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  17. haleym96 Group Title
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    I'm doing my homework, watching tv, and doing this so it got confusing haha.

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  18. haleym96 Group Title
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    @Greciamf so the next three terms are 1, 1.5, and 1.75

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  19. JakeV8 Group Title
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    Awesome :) glad you stuck with it... nice to see... keep it up! :)

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    -30,-14,-6,-2,0? -30&-14=16 -14&-6=8 -6&-2=4 -2&0=2 anwers: 0&1=1 1&1 1/2=1/2 1 1/2&1 3/4=1/4 bonus: 1 3/4&1 7/8=1/8 -30,-14,-6,-2,0,1,1 1/2,1 3/4,1 7/8

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