# Algebra II 11.1-11.4 Practice Name: For problems 1 ```Algebra II 11.1-11.4 Practice
Name: _____________________________
For problems 1-6:
a. Determine if the sequence is arithmetic, geometric or neither.
b. If it is arithmetic or geometric, write the explicit rule for the nth term of the sequence.
c. If it is arithmetic or geometric, write the recursive rule for the nth term of the sequence.
d. Find the 10th term
1 1 1 1
, , ,
,…
2 4 8 16
1. 1, -4, -9, -14, …
2.
4. 11, 22, 33, 44, …
5. 5, 2, 0.8, 0.32, …
3. -5, 3, -1, 1, -.7, .7 …
6. -3, 1, 5, 9, 13, 17. . .
Graph the following. List the first four terms of the equation (x = 1, 2, 3, 4).
7. 𝑦 = 5𝑥
8. 𝑦 = 3 ∙ 2𝑥 + 4
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9. 𝑦 = 2 ∙ 4−𝑥
10. One term of a geometric sequence is 𝑎4 = 3 and r = 2. Write an explicit rule for the nth term. Find 𝑎6 .
11. One term of an arithmetic sequence is 𝑎2 = .4 and d = -8. Write an explicit rule for the nth term. Find 𝑎9 .
Applications. For each problem: Determine if each problem illustrates an arithmetic or geometric sequence, write an
explicit formula (rule) and find the solution:
11. A recovering heart attack patient is told to get on a regular walking program. The patient is told to walk a
distance of 5 km the first week, 8 km the second week, 11 km the third week and so on for a period of 10 weeks.
At that point the patient is to maintain the distance walked during the 10th week. How far will the patient walk
during the 10th week?
12. Sam has purchased a \$30,000 car for his business. The car depreciates 30% every year. Depreciation means the
value of the car goes down by that percent each year. What will be the value of the car after the 5th year? Note:
The car is 0 years old when purchased so the first year is the second entry in the sequence.
13. Allen is on the football team this year but he has poor time management skills. His mother told him that he is
off the team if he fails anything in school. On his first math quiz he earned a 90, then he earned an 86 and an 82
on his next two quizzes. If his grades continue at this rate, what will his quiz grade be after the 8th quiz? Will he
still be on the team?
14. Find the sum of each series:
5
a.
 2k 2
k 1
4
b.
 3(k  1)
k 1
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