From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.


Arithmetic Sequences Examples

Example 1

Write the first four terms of the arithmetic sequence with a1 = 4 and d = 5.

Example 2

If a1 = 3 and d = 5, find a5.

Example 3

If a1 = 12 and d = -2, find a11.

Example 4

An arithmetic sequence has a5 = 11 and a6 = 13. Find a1 and d.

Example 5

An arithmetic sequence has a10 = 52 and a11 = 56. Find a1 and d.

Example 6

Find a1 and d for the arithmetic sequence with a2 = 8 and a4 = 28

Example 7

Find a1 and d for the arithmetic sequence with a50 = 14 and a100 = -136.