# This sequence is geometric, what is the next term 500, 250, 125, 62.5,...?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 11, 2016

The next term in the series (5th term) :

#### Explanation:

When provided with a geometric sequence we must first calculate the common ratio

1)

2)

For the sequence the common ratio

**Method 1:**

the first term

The 5th term can be obtained through formula:

**Method 2**

We can find the fifth term by multiplying the 4th term by