# Describe an infinite geometric series with a beginning value of 2 that converges to 10. What are the first four terms of the sequence?

a{1} = first term of series

∞
Infinite Sum = ∑  a{1} • r^(n  – 1)  =  a{1}  ⁄  (1  –  r) ... for any geometric series
n =1

Infinite Sum for this problem = 10  =  a{1}  ⁄  (1  –  r) ... a{1} = 2 (given)

10  =  2 ⁄ (1  –  r)

r  =  0.8 ... common ratio

∞
Infinite Sum = ∑  2 • (0.8)^(n  – 1)  ◀◀ (answer)
n =1

a{n} = 2 • (0.8)^(n  – 1)

a{1} = 2 • (0.8)^(1  – 1)  =  2

a{2} = 2 • (0.8)^(2  – 1)  =  1.6

a{3} = 2 • (0.8)^(3  – 1)  =  1.28

a{4} = 2 • (0.8)^(4  – 1)  =  1.024

a{5} = 2 • (0.8)^(5  – 1)  =  0.8192

Infinite Sum = 2 + 1.6 + 1.28 + 1.024 + 0.8192 + . . . + 2  •  (0.8)^(n  – 1)  ****(answer)

1. 👍
2. 👎
3. 👁
4. ℹ️
5. 🚩
1. is this right???

1. 👍
2. 👎
3. ℹ️
4. 🚩
2. correct all the way. Good work.

1. 👍
2. 👎
3. ℹ️
4. 🚩