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write the four first terms of the geometric sequence satisfying the following conditions  a2=11and a3=-121 

May 12th, 2015

The common ratio r of the above GP i= a3/a2 = -121/11 = -11 
a1 = a2/r = 11/-11 = -1 
 a4 = -121(-11) = 1331 

so  the terms are -1, 11, -121 and 1331.

May 12th, 2015

thank you have helped me so much i will be asking further questions 

May 12th, 2015

Hint: A geometric series has a constant which is found by dividing any of its two consecutive terms.

So the common ratio of the above GP is given by a3/a2 which is -11.

so a2/a1 = -11

11/a1 = -11

11 = -11a

a = - 1.

consequently, a4/a3 = -11

a4/-121 = -11

a4 = -11 x -121

a4 = 1331

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May 12th, 2015

Welcome. Thank your  for your appreciation.

May 12th, 2015

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