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 one year ago
Find an equation for the nth term of the arithmetic sequence.
a10 = 32, a12 = 106
 one year ago
Find an equation for the nth term of the arithmetic sequence. a10 = 32, a12 = 106

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genius12
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Firstly, the formula of for a term of an arithmetic sequence is given by:\[x _{n}=a+(n1)d\]Where a is the first term, n is the term number, d is the common difference. Since we know this is an arithmetic sequence, then a11 is the average of a10 and 12. Therefore: a11 = (32 + 106) / 2 = 138 / 2 = 69 Now we have the sequence: 32, 69, 106. Since this is an arithmetic sequence, a11  a10 gives us the common difference. d = 69  32 = 37. Now we got d, so we just need to find a. We can use the already given a11 to find a.\[69=a+(111)37 \rightarrow 60=a+370 \rightarrow a=310\]Now we know a = 310 and = 37. We plug in these values to get the equation:\[x _{n}=310+(n1)37\]

katherinekc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh i get it! thank you!

katherinekc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0could you help me on this to? if you can A certain species of tree grows an average of 3.1 cm per week. Write an equation for the sequence that represents the weekly height of this tree in centimeters if the measurements begin when the tree is 400 centimeters tall.

wio
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2A certain species of tree grows an average of 3.1 cm per week. \[ d = 3.1\]the measurements begin when the tree is 400 centimeters tall. \[a_1 = 400 \]So this means \[ a_n = a_1 +(n1)d = 400+(n1)3.1 \]

katherinekc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ohh okay! i just couldnt figure out how to start it!! thank you!!

katherinekc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0also, for this problem; Find an equation for the nth term of the arithmetic sequence. 3, 5, 7, 9, ... would the answer be an = 3 + 2(n  1)?

katherinekc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im sorry to be a bother.. but would this one be correct to? Find an equation for the nth term of the arithmetic sequence. 8, 6, 4, 2, ... an = 8 + 2(n  1)?

3p0huggedout
 2 months ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0a1=1,d=3,n=10 9th term?
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