SSAT Upper Level Math : How to find the next term in an arithmetic sequence

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Example Question #1 : How To Find The Next Term In An Arithmetic Sequence

What is the value of x in the sequence below?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In this sequence, each subsequent number is equal to one third of the preceding number. 

One third of 11 is equal to:

Therefore, the correct answer is: 

Example Question #2 : How To Find The Next Term In An Arithmetic Sequence

Find the next term of the arithmetic sequence:

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The common difference for this sequence is . To find the next number in the sequence, add  to the last given number.

Example Question #3 : How To Find The Next Term In An Arithmetic Sequence

Find the next term of this arithmetic sequence:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The common difference for this sequence is . Add this to the last given term to find the next one.

Example Question #4 : How To Find The Next Term In An Arithmetic Sequence

Find the next term of the arithmetic sequence:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The common difference is . Add this to the last given term to find the next term.

Example Question #5 : How To Find The Next Term In An Arithmetic Sequence

Find the next term of the arithmetic sequence:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The common difference is . Add this to the last given term to find the next term.

Example Question #6 : How To Find The Next Term In An Arithmetic Sequence

Find the next term of the arithmetic sequence:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The common difference is . Add this to the last given term to find the next term.

Example Question #7 : How To Find The Next Term In An Arithmetic Sequence

Find the next term of the arithmetic sequence:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The common difference is . Add this to the last given term to find the next term.

Example Question #8 : How To Find The Next Term In An Arithmetic Sequence

Find the next term of the arithmetic sequence:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The common difference is . Add this to the last given term to find the next term.

Example Question #9 : How To Find The Next Term In An Arithmetic Sequence

Find the next term of the arithmetic sequence:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The common difference is . Add this to the last given term to find the next term.

Example Question #10 : How To Find The Next Term In An Arithmetic Sequence

Find the next term in the following arithmetic sequence:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The common difference for this arithmetic sequence is . To find the next term in the sequence, subtract that value from the last given value.

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