GEOMETRIC PROGRESSION  
Analysis  
4. GENERAL OR NTH TERM OF A GEOMETRIC PROGRESSION  
We can always find a formula which allows us to find any term in any geometric progression, as long as we know its position in the sequence. This formula is denoted as the general or nth term of the geometric progression. 

6. Examine the sequence in the window by going through the following steps::


5. DETERMINING THE GENERAL OR NTH TERM OF A GEOMETRIC PROGRESSION  
We are going to find the general or nth term of the following geometric progressions. 

9. Copy the following geometric progressions into your exercise book and work out the general term:
Write down the first term a_{1} _{ }and the common ratio r in each case, apply the general formula and carry out the operations indicated. The results can be checked in the window. 
Juan Madrigal Muga  
Spanish Ministry of Education. Year 2002  
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