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Arithmetic Sequences Examples

Example 1

List the first 5 terms of the arithmetic sequence given by {an} = (an-1) – 9 whose first term is 72.

List the terms in order from first to fifth.

Example 2

Find the recursive rule for the sequence

Use the general recursive rule of an arithmetic sequence to write the rule.

Example 3

Find the explicit rule for the arithmetic sequence given by

-17, -6, 5, …

Use the general explicit rule of an arithmetic sequence to write the rule.

Example 4

Given the arithmetic sequence  with a1 is 4, find the 100th term.

Example 5

Determine how many terms exist in the sequence 1, 6, 11, … 91, 96.

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