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iGCSE (2021 Edition)

9.06 Infinite geometric series

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What condition must be satisfied by an infinite geometric series in order for its sum to exist?

the absolute value of the common ratio must be less than $1$1

A

the common ratio must be negative

B

the common ratio must be less than $1$1

C

the common ratio must be greater than $1$1

D

the absolute value of the common ratio must be greater than $1$1

E

the absolute value of the common ratio must be less than $1$1

A

the common ratio must be negative

B

the common ratio must be less than $1$1

C

the common ratio must be greater than $1$1

D

the absolute value of the common ratio must be greater than $1$1

E
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Consider the infinite geometric sequence $11$11, $22$22, $44$44, $88$88, $\text{. . .}$. . .

Consider the infinite geometric sequence $3$3, $-12$12, $48$48, $-192$192, $\text{. . .}$. . .

Consider the infinite geometric sequence $-40$40, $-20$20, $-10$10, $-5$5, $\text{. . .}$. . .

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0606C12.5

Use the condition for the convergence of a geometric progression, and the formula for the sum to infinity of a convergent geometric progression.

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