Results 1 to 5 of 5

Math Help - [SOLVED] Ratio of the second term to the first term

  1. #1
    Member
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    222

    [SOLVED] Ratio of the second term to the first term

    ------615

    After the first term, each term in a sequence is 3 greater than \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!!
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    is up to his old tricks again! Jhevon's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2007
    From
    New York, USA
    Posts
    11,663
    Thanks
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by fabxx View Post
    ------615

    After the first term, each term in a sequence is 3 greater than \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 \frac {\text{second term}}{\text{first term}}

    and they told you how to get the second term from the first
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    Member
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    222
    The correct answer is \frac{t+9}{3t} I don't know why this is the correct answer. Please help. Thanks a lot!!
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  4. #4
    Flow Master
    mr fantastic's Avatar
    Joined
    Dec 2007
    From
    Zeitgeist
    Posts
    16,948
    Thanks
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by fabxx View Post
    ------615

    After the first term, each term in a sequence is 3 greater than \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!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jhevon View Post
    um, you just want the \frac {\text{second term}}{\text{first term}}

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

    Quote Originally Posted by fabxx View Post
    The correct answer is \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?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  5. #5
    Member
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    222
    Thanks. I get it now.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: April 11th 2011, 10:44 PM
  2. [SOLVED] Integration term by term and orthogonality
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: February 23rd 2011, 04:36 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: February 19th 2011, 12:21 PM
  4. Power series, term-by-term integration
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: April 8th 2010, 03:14 AM
  5. Replies: 7
    Last Post: August 31st 2007, 09:18 PM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum