Precalculus Examples

, , , , ,
This is the formula to find the sum of the first terms of the sequence. To evaluate it, the values of the first and th terms must be found.
This is an arithmetic sequence since there is a common difference between each term. In this case, adding to the previous term in the sequence gives the next term. In other words, .
Arithmetic Sequence:
This is the formula of an arithmetic sequence.
Substitute in the values of and .
Simplify each term.
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Apply the distributive property.
Rewrite as .
Multiply by .
Combine the opposite terms in .
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Add and .
Add and .
Substitute in the value of to find the th term.
Multiply by .
Replace the variables with the known values to find .
Divide by .
Subtract from .
Multiply by .
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