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Number patterns and recursion

General Mathematics: Units 1 and 2

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Chapters

Introduction

Welcome

Learning Objectives

Recap of past learning

How to find a term which isn't close to the ones we have been given

Finding the nth term of an arithmetic sequence

Rule for finding the nth term of an arithmetic sequence

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Example 4: Application question

Extra: Creating a sequence on your CAS

Final words

Description

This video is the next in the series relating to Sequences for the Year 11 General Maths course. Having looked at what a sequence is, we now look at how we can create a rule for the nth term of an arithmetic sequence. I do this using examples (lots of them!) to show how we can build up a rule and then use it in a range of question. I then look at how we can apply the rule to a real world example. There is humour and great explanations throughout the video!

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