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Introduction to Geometric Sequences

Author: Anthony Varela

Introduction to Geometric Sequences

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Terms to Know
Common Ratio

The ratio between any two consecutive terms in a geometric sequence; a constant value

Convergent Sequence

A sequence whose terms have a finite limit; they tend toward a specific value

Divergent Sequence

A sequence whose terms do not have a finite limit; they tend toward ± infinity

Geometric Sequence

A set of numbers in numerical order, with a non-zero common ratio between each term

Formulas to Know
Geometric Sequence

a subscript n equals a subscript 1 times r to the power of left parenthesis n minus 1 right parenthesis end exponent