Math 20-1 Arithmetic Sequences & Series Friday Assignment

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Recall – the GENERAL TERM is given by 𝑡𝑛 = 𝑡1 + (𝑛 − 1)𝑑 or “𝑎”

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3. For the sequence 18, 10, 2, ….-102, state the simplified general term, and then algebraically determine the number of terms in the sequence.

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The Arithmetic Series
An arithmetic sequence is simply a list of numbers: An arithmetic series, on the other hand, is formed when the terms of a sequence are added:
2 2

5. For the series 4 + 10 + 16 + 22 + ⋯ (a) State 𝑆2 and 𝑆3

Definition/ The sum of the first 𝑛 terms of a series is denoted 𝑺𝒏 . The sum can be found using the formulas 𝑛 𝑛  𝑆𝑛 = [2𝑡1 + (𝑛 − 1)𝑑] or  𝑆𝑛 = (𝑡1 + 𝑡𝑛 ) (b) Use the formula  to determine 𝑆21

4, 10, 16, 22 …

4 + 10 + 16 + 22 + ⋯

(c) Use 𝑡𝑛 = 𝑡1 + (𝑛 − 1)𝑑 to determine the 21st term, then calculate 𝑆21 again using formula .

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For the series 18 + 10 + 2 + ⋯ − 102, find 𝑆𝑛 using both formulas.

7. An arithmetic series is given by + + + ⋯. Use an appropriate formula to determine the exact sum of the first 17 terms.
1 3 5 6 4 3

8. The second and fifth terms of an arithmetic series are 40 and 121, respectively. Determine the sum of the first 25 terms of the series.

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