# Thread: [SOLVED] Ratio of the second term to the first term

1. ## [SOLVED] Ratio of the second term to the first term

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After the first term, each term in a sequence is 3 greater than $\displaystyle \frac {1}{3}$ of the preceding term. If t is the first term of the sequence and t≠0, what is the ratio of the second term to the first term?

Can you please explain how you got the answer? Thank you so much!!

2. Originally Posted by fabxx
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After the first term, each term in a sequence is 3 greater than $\displaystyle \frac {1}{3}$ of the preceding term. If t is the first term of the sequence and t≠0, what is the ratio of the second term to the first term?

Can you please explain how you got the answer? Thank you so much!!
um, you just want the $\displaystyle \frac {\text{second term}}{\text{first term}}$

and they told you how to get the second term from the first

3. The correct answer is $\displaystyle \frac{t+9}{3t}$ I don't know why this is the correct answer. Please help. Thanks a lot!!

4. Originally Posted by fabxx
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After the first term, each term in a sequence is 3 greater than $\displaystyle \frac {1}{3}$ of the preceding term. If t is the first term of the sequence and t≠0, what is the ratio of the second term to the first term?

Can you please explain how you got the answer? Thank you so much!!
Originally Posted by Jhevon
um, you just want the $\displaystyle \frac {\text{second term}}{\text{first term}}$

and they told you how to get the second term from the first
$\displaystyle t, \, \frac{1}{3} t + 3, \, ...$

Originally Posted by fabxx
The correct answer is $\displaystyle \frac{t+9}{3t}$ I don't know why this is the correct answer. Please help. Thanks a lot!!
Where do you get stuck from here?

5. Thanks. I get it now.

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