High School Math : Understanding Arithmetic Series

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Arithmetic Series

List the first 4 terms of an arithmetic sequence with a first term of 3, and a common difference of 5. 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

An arithmetic sequence is one in which the common difference is added to one term to get the next term. Thus, if the first term is 3, we add 5 to get the second term, and continue in this manner. 

Thus, the first four terms are: 

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