If the following pattern were to continue, what would the 254 h term be? Pattern ABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEAB ? tHE SMALL H IS SHOWN AS AN EXPONENT?

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- Aug 28th 2005, 08:23 PMstevens415Need Help
If the following pattern were to continue, what would the 254 h term be? Pattern ABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEAB ? tHE SMALL H IS SHOWN AS AN EXPONENT?

- Aug 28th 2005, 11:36 PMticbol
I think "254 h" is 254th.

So the question could be what is the 254th term?

ABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEAB....

We see that ABCDE is just repeated on and on.

In ABCDE, the 5th term is E

In ABCDEABCDE, the 10th term is E

In ABCDEABCDEABCDE, the 15th term is E

etc....

That means the E is repeated every 5th term:

5th, 10th, 15th, ....195th, 200th, 205th, .....245th, 250th, 255th, oopps...

Zeez, if the 255th term is E, then the 254th term must be D. - Aug 29th 2005, 06:46 AMstevens415Many thanks
Thank you so very much for your help that makes sense I think they should have printed the problem with the th. Again many thanks.