# How do you write the first five terms of the arithmetic sequence given a_1=16.5, d=0.25?

Dec 17, 2017

$16.5 , 16.75 , 17 , 17.25 , 17.5$

#### Explanation:

$\text{to obtain the terms in the sequence add d to each of}$
$\text{the terms}$

${a}_{1} = 16.5$

${a}_{2} = 16.5 \textcolor{red}{+ 0.25} = 16.75$

${a}_{3} = 16.75 \textcolor{red}{+ 0.25} = 17$

${a}_{4} = 17 \textcolor{red}{+ 0.25} = 17.25$

${a}_{5} = 17.25 \textcolor{red}{+ 0.25} = 17.5$