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    Determine t3,t7, and tn for the arithmetic sequences with properties below

    A) a=2x and d=5x

    B) t14=46 and t19=100

    Also, how would i create a spreadsheet file and graph for the sequence in B)

    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by euclid2 View Post
    Determine t3,t7, and tn for the arithmetic sequences with properties below

    A) a=2x and d=5x
    The general term of an arithmatic progressions is:

    t_n=a+d \times n

    (assuming the zeroth term is a).

    So:

    t_3=a+d \times 3

    and

    t_3=a+d \times 7

    Now just replace a and d with the given expressions and simplify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    The general term of an arithmatic progressions is:

    t_n=a+d \times n

    (assuming the zeroth term is a).

    So:

    t_3=a+d \times 3

    and

    t_3=a+d \times 7

    Now just replace a and d with the given expressions and simplify.

    RonL
    It's actually t_n = a + (n-1)d since a=t_1.

    So t_3 = a + 2d and t_7 = a + 6d.

    But yes, then substitute a and d.
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