# geometric and arithmetic sequence

• Aug 15th 2006, 11:02 PM
earlkaize
geometric and arithmetic sequence
hey guys,
what are the thigs around you in which we can apply the concept of geometric and arithmetic sequence.

thank you in advance!
god bless you!
• Aug 16th 2006, 01:08 AM
Glaysher
Sorry I'm not sure what you mean.

Do you mean when can you use arithmetic or geometric series to solve problems?

Or when can you use sum to infinity formula?
• Aug 16th 2006, 05:23 AM
Jameson
Well there's the good old everyday common occurance of where you drop a bouncy ball off a cliff and it every bounce it bounces half the height of the previous one. Of course this ball never stop bouncing so we want to know how much distance was covered by the ball.

Like I said, very common.
• Aug 16th 2006, 12:50 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by earlkaize
hey guys,
what are the thigs around you in which we can apply the concept of geometric and arithmetic sequence.

thank you in advance!
god bless you!

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