How to Calculate a Geometric Series Video

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Find the sum of the following geometric series:

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2. A ball is dropped and begins bouncing. On the first bounce, the ball travels 3 feet. Each consecutive bounce is 1/8 the distance of the previous bounce. What is the total distance that the ball travels? Round to the nearest hundredth.

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Many of these quiz questions present you with a geometric series and ask you questions about its characteristics. Other questions ask you about concepts related to a geometric series.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on the following topics:

• Definition of a geometric series
• Finding the sum of geometric series
• Formula used for a finite geometric series

Skills Practiced

The quiz allows you to brush up on the following skills:

• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related algebra lesson
• Making connections - use understanding of the concept of geometric series
• Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about a geometric series in a different light
• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve geometric series practice problems