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Geometric Sequence?

Date: 03/21/97 at 11:17:03
From: Suryadie Gemilang
Subject: Geometric Sequence?

Sequence: 1, -1, 1, -1, 1, -1,... 
Is it a geometric sequence?
Thanks :)

Date: 03/21/97 at 11:30:46
From: Doctor Rob
Subject: Re: Geometric Sequence?

Yes, it is.  A geometric progression is one of the following form:

a, a*r, a*r^2, a*r^3, ..., a*r^n, ...

The ratio of each term to its predecessor is a constant r.  That is
the definition of a geometric progression.

In this case, a = 1, r = -1.

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High School Sequences, Series

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