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1. Find the sum of the geometric sequence –3, 15, –75, 375, … when there are 8 terms and select the correct answer below. –195,312 195,312 292,968 –292,968

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  1. freckles
    • one year ago
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    you can add the 8 terms up like it is or you can use a formula if you wish

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    2. Finn bought a yoyo from a company that claims that, with each retraction, the string rolls up by 80% of the original length. He sets up a tape measure and throws the yoyo 3 times. His data are charted below. Throw Length of string (feet) 1 3 2 2.4 3 1.92 Finn wants to find the sum of the length of string after 10 throws. What is the sum of the lengths, rounded to the nearest hundredth? 13.39 feet 15.00 feet 4.46 feet 0.40 foot 3. Evaluate S5 for 300 + 150 + 75 + … and select the correct answer below. 18.75 93.75 581.25 145.3125

  3. freckles
    • one year ago
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    \[S_n=\frac{a_1(1-r^n)}{1-r} \\ \text{ where} n=8 \text{ since you want to find the sum of the first 8 terms }\]

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @freckles just add the terms that's it?

  5. anonymous
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    @freckles or did you mean multiply?

  6. freckles
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    sum means to add

  7. freckles
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    you are to find the sum not the product

  8. freckles
    • one year ago
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    you have to find the other 4 terms though if you do it that way

  9. freckles
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    but I would just use the formula because it is quicker to me

  10. freckles
    • one year ago
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    i must go good luck

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @freckles thanks

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