Algebra

# What does arithmetic sequence mean?

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Sequence that has addition or (subtractions*) subtraction will be +(-4)

## Related Questions It is an arithmetic sequence if you can establish that the difference between any term in the sequence and the one before it has a constant value. Goemetric sequence : A sequence is a goemetric sequence if an/an-1is the same non-zero number for all natural numbers greater than 1. Arithmetic sequence : A sequence {an} is an arithmetic sequence if an-an-1 is the same number for all natural numbers greater than 1. One of the simplest arithmetic arithmetic sequence is the counting numbers: 1, 2, 3, ... . The person who discovered that is prehistoric and, therefore, unknown. An arithmetic sequence is an ordered set of numbers such that the difference between any two successive members of the set is a constant. You take the difference between the second and first numbers.Then take the difference between the third and second numbers. If that difference is not the same then it is not an arithmetic sequence, otherwise it could be.Take the difference between the fourth and third second numbers. If that difference is not the same then it is not an arithmetic sequence, otherwise it could be.Keep checking until you think the differences are all the same.That being the case it is an arithmetic sequence.If you have a position to value rule that is linear then it is an arithmetic sequence.

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