# How do you find the five terms of the arithmetic sequence a_1=14 and d=-2?

Jun 18, 2017

$14 , 12 , 10 , 8 , 6$

#### Explanation:

$\text{for the standard arithmetic sequence}$

$a , a + d , a + 2 d , a + 3 d + \ldots . + a + \left(n - 1\right) d$

$\text{where " a=a_1" the first term and d the common difference}$

$\text{to obtain a term from the previous one, add d to it}$

$\text{here } d = - 2$

${a}_{1} = 14$

${a}_{2} = 14 - 2 = 12$

${a}_{3} = 12 - 2 = 10$

${a}_{4} = 10 - 2 = 8$

${a}_{5} = 8 - 2 = 6$