Nancy L.

asked • 12/17/13

word problems and turning them into algebraic equation to slove

 
    1     2       3     4       5
-  __   __  -  __   ___ - ___
    3 ,   9  ,   27 ,  81  , 243, .......
 
 
 
Find the nth term of the sequence.

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Vivian L. answered • 12/17/13

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Kevin F.

It looks like the first, third, and fifth terms in the sequence are negative, so I am thinking it would actually be:
 
  n
----
-3n
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12/17/13

Vivian L.

Good Point!
I noticed the negative signs, but did not think these are negative signs.  I thought these are a fact that the fractions could not be appropriately typed as fractions.  I interpreted these as stray marks.
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12/17/13

Nancy L.

They are negative signs
 
Maybe I should have tried to write it differently.
 
-1/3, 2/9, -3/27, 4/81, -5/243, .............
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12/18/13

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