Common Difference: Formula & Overview


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What is the common difference in the following sequence?

{3, 6, 9, 12, 15}

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What is the common difference in the following sequence?

{2, 4, 8}


What is the common difference in the following sequence?

{20, 17, 14, 11, 8}

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz, you will be given several arithmetic sequences. Knowing what you now know, you'll be asked to spot the common difference in these sequences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz to complete the following task:

  • Recognize the common difference in a given sequence of numbers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most important information about common differences in the corresponding lesson
  • Problem solving - use this information to find the a sequence's common difference
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about finding the common difference of an arithmetic sequence
  • Knowledge application - using this info, successfully answer questions pertaining to finding the common difference

Additional Learning

The lesson called Common Difference: Formula & Overview has a lot to offer on this subject. It covers the following objectives:

  • Define arithmetic sequence
  • Define common difference
  • Explain what a constant is
  • Explain how best to determine the common difference of an arithmetic sequence
  • Provide examples