Finite Sequence: Definition & Examples Video


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For the following arithmetic finite sequence, find the common difference:

-8, -1, 6, 13, 20

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For the following geometric finite sequence, find the common ratio:

4, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8


Find a(6) in the following finite sequence:

2/7, 4/7, 6/7, 8/7, 10/7, a(6)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will practice working with finite sequences through questions that ask you to calculate a number in the sequence or determine the pattern in a sequence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will test your knowledge of the following through practice problems:

  • The common difference in a sequence
  • The common ratio in a sequence
  • How to find a number in the sequence
  • A general rule for a finite sequence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related finite sequences lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how to find the common differences in a sequence and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve multiple finite sequences problems

Additional Learning

Use the lesson entitled Finite Sequence: Definition & Examples to get more detailed information. Objectives this lesson will cover include:

  • Define what a sequence is in mathematics
  • Understand what makes a finite sequence
  • Appreciate the non-arbitrary nature of finite sequences
  • Describe how finite sequences can be written
  • Identify the purpose of an ellipsis in a sequence