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Arithmetic Series

Arithmetic Series

An $\textit{arithmetic series}$ is the sum of the terms of an arithmetic sequence.For example: $4, 7, 10, 13, \cdots,61$ is a finite arithmetic sequence. $4+7+10+13+ \cdots +61$ is the corresponding arithmetic series. If the first term is $u_{1}$ and the common difference is $d$, the terms are:$$u_{1},u_{1}+d,u_{1}+2d,u_{1}+3d,\cdots$$\( \begin{align} \displaystyle \require{color}u_{1} &= u_{1} \\u_{2} &= u_{1} […]

Geometric Sequence Problems

Geometric Sequence Problems

Problems of growth and decay involve repeated multiplications by a constant number, common ratio. We can thus use geometric sequences to model these situations. $$ \begin{align} \displaystyle\require{color} \color{red}u_{n} &= u_{1} \times r^{n-1} \\\require{color} \color{red}u_{n+1} &= u_{1} \times r^{n}\end{align}$$ Example 1 The initial population of chicken on a farm was $40$. The population increased by $5$% […]

Arithmetic Sequences

Arithmetic Sequences

Algebraic Definition An $\textit{Arithmetic Sequence}$ is a sequence in which each term differs from the previous one by the same fixed number, which is often called $\textit{common difference}$. It can also be referred to as an $\textit{arithmetic progression}$. A sequence in mathematics is an ordered set of numbers.An $\textit{arithmetic sequence}$ is one in which: the […]