The Arithmetic Series
is simply a list of numbers:An arithmetic
, on the other hand, is formedwhen the terms of a sequence are added:5.
For the series(a)
State and (b) Use the formula
Use to determine the 21
term, then calculate again using formula
For the series , find using both formulas.7.
An arithmetic series is given by . Use an appropriate formula to determine the exact sum of thefirst 17 terms.8.
The second and fifth terms of an arithmetic series are 40 and 121, respectively. Determine the sum of thefirst 25 terms of the series.
The sum of the first terms of a series is denoted . The sum can be found using the formulas