Section 8.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

Before Starting this Section, Review

  1. 1 The general term of a sequence (Section 8.1 , page 716)

  2. 2 Graphing exponential functions (Section 4.1 , page 425)

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

  4. 4 Compound interest (Section 4.1 , page 431)

Objectives

  1. 1 Identify a geometric sequence and find its common ratio.

  2. 2 Find the sum of a finite geometric sequence.

  3. 3 Solve annuity problems.

  4. 4 Find the sum of an infinite geometric sequence.

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