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7.05 Geometric series

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Consider the series $5+10+20$5+10+20 ...

Find the sum of the first $12$12 terms.

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Find the sum of the first $5$5 terms of the geometric sequence defined by $a=2.187$a=2.187 and $r=1.134$r=1.134.

Give your answer correct to two decimal places.

Find the sum of the first $5$5 terms of the geometric sequence defined by $a=-4.186$a=4.186 and $r=-2.848$r=2.848.

Give your answer correct to two decimal places.

Consider the series $1-2+4$12+4 ...

Find the sum of the first $11$11 terms.

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MGSE9-12.A.SSE.4

Derive the formula for the sum of a finite geometric series (when the common ratio is not 1), and use the formula to solve problems.

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