» Arithmetic Series - Finding Terms when given two sums

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bobbym

2013-06-13 14:11:20

Hi Nikster;

Your welcome and welcome to the forum!

Nikster

2013-06-13 14:07:44

I understand! Thank you so much!

bobbym

2013-06-13 13:51:07

I solved 2 equations simultaneously: This is the formula for an artihmetic sum.

we have

this means we have 2 n's for equation1. With 2 n's we can get a1 ( the first term ) and d ( the distance between each term ). We have the 2 n's they are n =10 and n = 20.

Substituting into 1:

Clean em up:

Solving:

a1 = 3 d = 4

Can you finish up now?

Nikster

2013-06-13 13:43:38

I missed this class on how you do this. What process did you go through to get these numbers?

bobbym

2013-06-13 13:12:04

Hi;

I am getting:

3, 7, 11, 15, 19, ...

Nikster

2013-06-13 12:54:18

Find the first five terms of an arithmetic series with S10 = 210 and S20 = 820 S= Sum