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xuvaze
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Write a possible explicit rule for the nth term: 1/2, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10
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xuvaze Group Title
Write a possible explicit rule for the nth term: 1/2, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10
 5 months ago
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xuvaze Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Any help would be greatly appreciate! I have been stuck on this problem for about an hour. It's the last one and the most difficult! First differences are not constant, neither are the second differences or ratios. I'm confused as to how I'm supposed to tackle this problem.
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tkhunny Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
If it were me, I would write the Prime Factorization of all the Denominators. This may lead to something obvious.
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xuvaze Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@tkhunny  Am I supposed to figure out the least common denominator between all of them?
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Notice the denominators are all even.
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sourwing Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
a(n) = 1/(2n)
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xuvaze Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@tkhunny  1/2: 2 x 1 , 1/4: 2 x 2 , 1/6,: 3 x 2, 1/8: 4 x 2; 2 x 2 x 2, 1/10: 5 x 2 I do see a pattern here! :)
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xuvaze Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@myininaya thanks for the hint! @sourwing  may I ask how you got that answer?
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sourwing Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
well, 2 = 2*1 4 = 3*2 6 = 2*n ... so 1/(2n) there's not much else I can say except the pattern is obvious
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tkhunny Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
2*1 2*2 2*3 2*4 2*5 Are you SURE you don't see a pattern?
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xuvaze Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@sourwing  that's what I thought. I was just making sure. :p @tkhunny  Yes, I do see a pattern. I already said that I did!
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xuvaze Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks for the help guys! I really appreciate it. :)
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tkhunny Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
My b. Didn't read the whole thread. :)
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jdoe0001 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the file is not relevant btw =)
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jdoe0001 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
just putting up a file for a quick link, is all =)
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xuvaze Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@jdoe0001  I suggest using imgur for that. I don't want you to get in trouble for posting irrelevant information on an already closed question!
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