Descending arithmetic sequences

In this lesson, we will learn to find the nth term rule for descending arithmetic sequences using tables.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which column has the position-to-term rule 4n + 1?

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Q2.Which column has the position-to-term rule 4n - 1?

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Q3.Work out the position-to term-rules for column a.

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Q4.Work out the position-to term-rules for column b.

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Q5.Work out position-to-term rules for the sequence 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, ...

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which column has the position-to-term rule 4n + 1?

1/5

Q2.Which column has the position-to-term rule 4n - 1?

2/5

Q3.Work out the position-to term-rules for column a.

3/5

Q4.Work out the position-to term-rules for column b.

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Q5.Work out position-to-term rules for the sequence 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, ...

5/5

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Descending Arithmetic Sequences Quiz

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Q1.What do we mean if we describe a sequence as "descending"?

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Q2.Which of the following is an example of a descending sequence?

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Q3.What is the nth term of 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, ...?

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Q4.What is the nth term of -4, -7, -10, -13, ...?

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Q5.Find the first 5 terms of the sequence -5n + 2.

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Descending Arithmetic Sequences Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What do we mean if we describe a sequence as "descending"?

1/5

Q2.Which of the following is an example of a descending sequence?

2/5

Q3.What is the nth term of 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, ...?

3/5

Q4.What is the nth term of -4, -7, -10, -13, ...?

4/5

Q5.Find the first 5 terms of the sequence -5n + 2.

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Lesson summary: Descending arithmetic sequences

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