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Math Studies Reality Series Project: Geometric Sequences and Arithmetic Series By: Maria Alejandra Aparicio
Geometric sequences and the real world: Fianance
We use the following equation:
an=a1 * r n-1
an: last term
a1: first term
r: common ratio
Geometric Sequence Question
So let’s say you put in $100,000 in your bank account when you are 20. It gains a 3.7% interest annually.
How much money will you have in 1, 2, or 3 years?
If you could live a lot longer than the average human how much would your account have after 467 years?
The Math 45 years
The Math 467 years!
Arithmetic Series and the Guinness Book of World Records
Brenden Adams is 16 years old and holds the record for being the tallest living teenager.
Brenden’s height is at 2.3 m or 230 cm which by dividing his height by his years we can assume he grew 14.3cm each year.
If this pattern keeps going how tall will he be when he’s 18? What about when he’s 40 or 59 years old?
Using the following formula we can find this out:
Un= u1 + (n-1)d
Un: last term n: number of series
U1: first term d: difference (common difference)
Solving for Brenden’s Height
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