Arithmetic Sequence: Formula & Definition


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Which of the following is not an arithmetic sequence.

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What is the 8th term of the following arithmetic sequence:

-5, -1, 3, 7, 11, ...


What is NOT true about the following arithmetic sequence:

25, 32, 39, 46, ...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you see a list of numbers and the differences between those numbers are the same, you're looking at an arithmetic sequence. In this quiz, you'll be tested on how well you know arithmetic sequences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your knowledge of the arithmetic sequence, specifically:

  • Recognizing what is and is not an example of an arithmetic sequence
  • Later terms in an arithmetic sequence
  • Understanding an arithmetic sequence's rule

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on arithmetic sequences
  • Critical thinking - use what you know about arithmetic sequences to think about where the sequence goes
  • Problem solving - use the knowledge you've gained to determine an arithmetic sequence's rule

Additional Learning

Looking for more on the subject of arithmetic sequences? Read or re-read the corresponding lesson titled Arithmetic Sequence: Formula, Definition & Quiz, which features the following objectives:

  • Explore a visual representation of an arithmetic sequence
  • Define arithmetic sequence
  • Know the difference between infinite and finite sequences
  • Understand the nomenclature in an arithmetic sequence
  • Know how to find the terms of an arithmetic sequence
  • Practice the formula for finding the nth term of an arithmetic sequence
  • Understand how to write a rule for a given arithmetic sequence