How and Why to Use the General Term of a Geometric Sequence


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What is the 10th term of this sequence?

7, 14, 28, . . .

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1. For which sequence below can we use the formula for the general term of a geometric sequence?


What is the 5th term of this sequence?

4, 16, 64, . . .

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz is an array of math problems. Some of these problems will give you a sequence and then ask you about the terms or ratio of the sequence. Other problems will ask you general questions about the characteristics of a geometric sequence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on the following ideas:

  • Geometric sequences
  • General terms
  • Common ratios
  • Formula for the nth term

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve geometric sequence practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the common ratio in a sequence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about finding general term in a sequence

Additional Learning

Head over to the lesson called How and Why to Use the General Term of a Geometric Sequence for more info on:

  • Defining geometric sequences
  • Clarifying the role of the common ratio
  • Showing how to find the common ratio
  • Understanding the general term formula