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 Question 366489: If 3, 6, 12, 2y + 6 is a geometric sequence, what is the value of y? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 366893: can you show me the steps of working out, (-1)power n n divided by n+4 Un= 7/9 Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 367046: What is the 15th term of the sequence -13, -9, -5, -1, . . . ? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 367044: test for convergence of a series 1/1 + 4/4 + 9/27 + 16/256 +……………………… Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 367543: The first three terms in the binomial expansion of (1+ kx)n are 1− 21x +189x2. Find the value of n and the value of k. Please show all the steps etc... I know the answer, but I don't understand the solution at all... thanks Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 367620: The first term of a geometric sequence is 5 and the third term is 7.2.Which of the following can be the fifth term? (A) 8.85 (B) 9.4 (C) 10.368 (D) 11.646 (E) 12.4416 Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 367883: Can you explain to me how to do explicit formulas in algebra 2? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 368338: This is a 5th grade math problem that I heard from a friend and I am curious to learn the answer. A student has a test with 2 parts. Part A questions are worth 2 points and Part B are worth 5 points each. The student gets all the questions right in part A but misses 1 question in part B. The student scores an 85% on the overall test. How many questions are on the test? Help I tried to do: 2x__ +5x___ (-5) = .85 but I can't make it come out to 85% Thanks for your help Click here to see answer by stanbon(57228)

 Question 368522: for the sequence 12, 15, 18, 21........ what is the equation to find the nth term of the sequence? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 368722: Find the nth term formula for the sequence 2,-1,-4,-7.... Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 369059: Is there a formula that might help me figure out sequences and the nth term Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 369238: on a map, the scale reads 1/4 inch = 10 miles. How many miles apart are two cities if the distance between them on the map is 2.5 inches? A) 10 B) 25 C) 40 D) 100 E) 250 Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 369376: factor completely. x squared + 2xy + 2x + y squared + 2y - 8 Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 370519: What is the answer to find the sum of the first 70 terms of the arithmetic sequence 45, 39, 33, 27? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57228)

 Question 370797: How would you change these two mixed numbers to improper fractions: 3 7/12, 1 6/13. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57228)

 Question 371140: A sequence goes 1,2,2,3,3,3,... Find the 66th term. Please show all the steps and explain why it is like that Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28493)

 Question 371452: Define the a3 and a4 terms of the recurrence relation: an+2= 2an+1 - 3an where a0 = a1 = 3 Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8880)

 Question 371414: Find the sum of the first twenty terms of the sequence 3,5,7,........ Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)
 Question 371414: Find the sum of the first twenty terms of the sequence 3,5,7,........ Click here to see answer by jrfrunner(365)

 Question 371626: find the slope of the line containing the points. (2,4) and (3,-5) Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 372230: Luke started working in 1980 at an annual salary of \$14,000 with a raise of \$550 each subsequent year. Rachel started working at the same office in 1984 at an annual salary of \$15000 with a raise of \$700 each subsequent year. In what year will they earn the same salary? Click here to see answer by r(2)

 Question 372583: Can you please help me find the first five terms of the sequences with the nth term given as follows: (a) 6n + 2 ________, ________, ________, ________, ________ (b) n³ + n2 + 2n + 1 ________, ________, ________, ________, ________ (c) 2n + 3 ________, ________, ________, ________, ________ Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 373899: simplify the factorial (4n+2)!/(4n)! ; and given the folowing sequence 5+5/6, 5+7/8, 5+9/10, 5+11/12, 5+13/14,... write an expression for the apparent nth term assuming n begins with 1. Thanks Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 374209: The sequence is defined recursively. Write the first four terms a1 = 3; an = 3an-1 + 4 Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 374598: if 4Cr represents the number of combinations of n items taken r at a time, what is the value of sigma[1,3,[4Cr]? answers are: (1)24, (2)6, (3)14, (4)4. where r=1 thank you in advance for your help. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28493)

 Question 375017: Find the sum of the infinite geometric series 8+8/3+8/9+8/27.... Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 375018: How many 10 digit numbers can be formed if the first three digits are 407? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8880)

 Question 375263: 1/8, 2/7, 1/2, 4/5 what are the next two terms? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28493)

 Question 375346: Give an equation for the sequence: =1/2, -1/5, 1/10, -1/17, 1/26, -1/37 Click here to see answer by EdwinMcCravy(3)

 Question 375995: How you guys find the sum of the integers from -4 to 23. Is what i did true? thank you. S(28)= -28/2(-4+23)= -266. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28493)

 Question 375991: given 35/6, 47/8, 59/10, 71/12, 83/14,..., write an expression for the apparent nth term assuming n begins with 1. thanks Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 377318: Generate the general formula for the following sequence. 8, 13, 18, 23, 28, … Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 377461: In the sequence 16, 80, 48, 64, A, B, each term beyond the second term is the arithmetic mean (average) of the previous two terms. What is the value of D? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 377496: Write the series in sigma notation: 1 + 2 + 3 + ... + 99 2 3 4 100 Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)