Site Navigation
Site Directions
Search AlgebraLAB
Career Profiles
Reading Comprehension Passages
Practice Exercises
Science Graphs
StudyAids: Recipes
Word Problems
Project History
Project Team

Algebra II Recipe: Geometric Series
A. Definition
  1. geometric series - the expression formed by adding the terms of a geometric sequence.
B. Finding the Sum of the First n Terms of a Geometric Sequence.
  1. Use Sn = [(1 - rn)/(1 - r)], Sn is the sum of the first n terms.
  2. Substitute the n, a, and r values into Sn = [(1 - rn)/(1 - r)].
  3. Simplify to find the sum.
Find the sum of the first 10 terms of the geometric series  1 + 5 + 125 + 625 + …

G Redden

Show Related AlgebraLab Documents

Return to STEM Sites AlgebraLAB
Project Manager
   Catharine H. Colwell
Application Programmers
   Jeremy R. Blawn
   Mark Acton
Copyright © 2003-2023
All rights reserved.