Understanding Arithmetic Series in Algebra


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Which of the following is an arithmetic sequence?

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What is the common difference of this sequence?

{4, 7, 10, 13, . . .}


What is the common difference of this sequence?

{1, 2, 4, 16, . . .}

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Arithmetic sequences can be found by noticing a common difference between each succeeding number. In this quiz, you'll not just recognize arithmetic sequences and series, but find common differences and sums.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz assesses your knowledge in the following ways:

  • Recognize arithmetic sequences
  • Calculate the common difference of a given sequence
  • Use the formula to find the sum of given sequence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information from the lesson on arithmetic series
  • Problem solving - use this information to calculate common differences and arithmetic series sums
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about arithmetic series
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions and solve math problems

Additional Learning

Still want to know more about arithmetic series? The lesson Working with Arithmetic Series covers the following objectives:

  • Define arithmetic sequence and series
  • Explain how to find a common difference
  • Provide the formula for finding an arithmetic series sum