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In a geometric sequence, the term an+1 can be smaller than the term an.
true or false?
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In a geometric sequence, the term an+1 can be smaller than the term an. true or false?
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iheartfoodBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
are u sure?? how did u know so fast?? lol
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irkizBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if the interval is (1) that makes it alternating
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irkizBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so it will be smaller and bigger alternatingly
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irkizBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
(1)^ 2 is positive, (2) ^ 3 is negative
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campbell_stBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if the common ratio r <1 then each term is smaller that the previous
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irkizBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
there are a few cases yeah. if the sequence convergerges or if the sign alternates
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iheartfoodBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
wait so its TRUE then???
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irkizBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i said wait coz my explanation was incomplete
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iheartfoodBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh okay haha :P thanks!!! so its definitely TRUE right?
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campbell_stBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if the absolute value of r is less than 1 r < 1 the the geometric series will have a limiting sum...
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campbell_stBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
just to clarify things... n is used for the term number... and r is used for the common ratio ( or multiplication constant)... just to avoid confusion.
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iheartfoodBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
k thanks for all the help y'all!
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irkizBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yeah. \[ar ^{n}\] if r < 1 it converges and if r is negative, it alternates
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campbell_stBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
not quite a term in a geometric series is found using \[T_{n} = ar^{n 1}\] n is the term number, T is the Term a is the 1st term and r is the common ratio... please get it right @irkiz
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iheartfoodBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
k thanks for all the help y'all!
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