How and Why to Use the General Term of an Arithmetic Sequence


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Which of the following is an arithmetic sequence?

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1. Which sequence has a common difference of 5?


What is the 30th number in this sequence?

{2, 5, 8, . . .}

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions are all math problems. Some problems will ask you questions about the sequences provided in the answer choices. Others will ask you to identify a certain term of a given sequence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will practice your knowledge of the following definitions:

  • Arithmetic sequences
  • The nth term formula for arithmetic sequences
  • The common difference

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve arithmetic sequence practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding arithmetic sequences and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as common difference and nth term
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding arithmetic sequences

Additional Learning

Finish the quiz and then head over to the related lesson How and Why to Use the General Term of an Arithmetic Sequence. The lesson will cover these objectives:

  • Investigating the meaning of arithmetic sequences
  • Illustrating the role of the common difference
  • Clarifying the general term formula
  • Explaining the general term formula through examples
  • Providing the reason why the general term formula is needed