What is the tenth term of the geometric sequence with a4 = 16 and r = 2?

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Feb 23, 2016

Answer:

1024

Explanation:

for the standard 'Geometric sequence' , the terms are

a , ar , #ar^2 , ar^3 , ar^4 ,....................,ar^(n-1)#

where a , is the 1st term , r is the common ratio and the
nth term = #ar^(n-1)#
To find any term in the sequence , the nth term is used. To use it , requires knowing a and r .

To find a.

use # a_4 = ar^3 = 16 rArr a = 16/r^3 = 16/2^3 = 16/8 = 2 #

now # a_10 = ar^9 = 2(2)^9 = 1024#