Im working on putting sequences in formulas. I have the sequence:

X-X^3+X^5-X^7+X^9+....

I see the difference in exponets is Plus 2, but how do I get the negative and positive terms?

Thanks 4 Any help!!

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- February 2nd 2009, 12:39 PMnikie1o2[SOLVED] Geometric Sequence
Im working on putting sequences in formulas. I have the sequence:

X-X^3+X^5-X^7+X^9+....

I see the difference in exponets is Plus 2, but how do I get the negative and positive terms?

Thanks 4 Any help!! - February 2nd 2009, 12:55 PMPlato
- February 2nd 2009, 12:58 PMnikie1o2
Im sorry, I should have mentioned the sequence starts at 0 not 1. Would that answer still apply to the sequence?(Doh)

- February 2nd 2009, 01:09 PMSoroban
Hello, nikie1o2!

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I'm working on putting sequences in formulas. . not sure what this means

I have the sequence: .

I see the difference in exponents is Plus 2,

but how do I get the negative and positive terms?

If you are working with Geometric Series, then you want to identify

. . the first term , and the common ratio,

In this problem, the first term is , the common ratio is

If you are trying to write the general term for the series, ,

. . it looks like this: .

- February 2nd 2009, 02:15 PMPlato