Arithmetic Formulas: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is not an arithmetic formula?

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What is the next term in the following arithmetic formula?

-5, -1, 3, ?


What is the sum of the following arithmetic formula?

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Arithmetic formulas are a common element of algebra, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your ability to perform the steps required to apply the formula to a number sequence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your ability to:

  • Recognize arithmetic formulas
  • Calculate common differences
  • Identify and continue patterns in a number series
  • Determine the sum of an arithmetic formula

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on arithmetic formulas
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a series of practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the arithmetic formulas and common differences

Additional Learning

To learn more about this algebraic concept, review the accompanying lesson on Arithmetic Formulas. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the arithmetic formula
  • Identify a sequence, or series, of numbers
  • Find the sum of an arithmetic formula
  • Determine the common difference in a sequence