Arithmetic Series: Formula & Equation


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Write the arithmetic series with summation notation:

4 + 8 + 12 + 16 + 20.

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1. Write the first four terms of the infinite arithmetic series shown in summation notation.

2. Which of the following is not an arithmetic series?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Arithmetic series can be finite or infinite, and they can be simplified into a summation notation. In this quiz, you will be tested not only on calculating arithmetic series, but also on how to write the summation notation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz should help you with regards to:

  • Writing arithmetic series with summation notation
  • Writing an arithmetic series when given the summation notation
  • Recognizing arithmetic series
  • Finding the sum of an arithmetic series

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most pertinent information on arithmetic series from the corresponding lesson
  • Critical thinking - use this information to find arithmetic series when given summation notation
  • Problem solving - find the sum of finite arithmetic series

Additional Learning

More information can be found in the lesson titled Arithmetic Series: Formula, Equation & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define 'arithmetic series'
  • Explain summation notations
  • Explore examples of applying summation notations
  • Know the difference between finite and infinite arithmetic series and their summation notations
  • Understand how to calculate the sum of a finite arithmetic series
  • Examine examples of calculating the sum of a finite arithmetic series