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This tool can help you to find $n^{th}$ term and the sum of the first $n$ terms of a geometric progression. Also, this calculator can be used to solve more complicated problems. For example, the calculator can find the first term ($a_1$) and common ratio ($r$) if $a_2 = 6$ and $a_5 = 48$. The calculator will generate all the work with detailed explanation.

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## Geometric Sequences Calculator

Input first term, common difference and number of terms to find $n^{th}$ term or sum of first $n$ terms, you can use integers, decimals or fractions.

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To find first term a1 and common ratio r you need to enter data in two rows.
You can enter either integers (10), decimal numbers(10.12) or FRACTIONS (10/3).

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To find number of elements n input POSITIVE number in three out of four rows.
You can enter either integers (10), decimal numbers(10.12) or FRACTIONS (10/3).

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## About this calculator

Definition:

Geometric sequence is a list of numbers where each term is obtained by multiplying the previous term by a constant. The constant is called the common ratio ($r$).

Formulas:

The formula for finding $n^{th}$ term of a geometric progression is $\color{blue}{a_n = a_1 \cdot r^{n-1}}$, where $\color{blue}{a_1}$ is the first term and $\color{blue}{r}$ is the common ratio. The formulas for the sum of first $n$ numbers are $\color{blue}{S_n = a_1 \frac{1-r^n}{1-r}}$.

Example problems that can be solved with this calculator

Example 1:Find the sum of series $\sum\limits_{i=1}^{12} 3\cdot 2^i$

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Example 2: Find the common ratio if the fourth term in geometric series is $\frac{4}{3}$ and the seventh term is $\frac{64}{243}$.

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Example 3: The first term of an geometric progression is 1, and the common ratio is 5 determine how many terms must be added together to give a sum of 3906.

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