How to Find and Classify an Arithmetic Sequence


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If a2 = 5 and a8 = 35, what is the value of a30?

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1. Which rule represents the nth term in the sequence 9, 16, 23, 30...?

2. What is the 83rd term of the sequence 91, 87, 83, 79, ... ( = a1, a2, a3, a4, ...)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of how to identify and classify an arithmetic sequence. The quiz takes a look at the basis of something like the Fibonacci sequence. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the sequence which represents a finite arithmetic sequence as well as the rule representing a given sequence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Finite arithmetic sequences
  • Rules representing a given sequence
  • A numbered term for a sequence
  • Finding the rule for the term of a sequence
  • Applying sequences to a real world example

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding a finite arithmetic sequence and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rule representing a given sequence
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to find a specific term in an arithmetic sequence

Additional Learning

Make sure to also read the lesson called How to Find and Classify an Arithmetic Sequence. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what an arithmetic sequence is
  • Understand how each term in the sequence is generated
  • Identify what makes for a finite arithmetic sequence
  • Describe the common difference in a sequence
  • Appreciate how sequences are similar to linear equations