Section 8.2 Arithmetic Sequences; Partial Sums

Before Starting this Section, Review

  1. 1 Equation of a line (Section 2.3 , page 201)

  2. 2 The general term of a sequence (Section 8.1 , page 716)

  3. 3 Partial sums (Section 8.1 , page 724)

Objectives

  1. 1 Identify an arithmetic sequence and find its common difference.

  2. 2 Find the sum of the first n terms of an arithmetic sequence.

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