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Q: If the sixth term of a sequence is 128 and the common ratio is 2, then what is the first term?
A: The answer is 4. Solution: 4 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 128
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User: HOW WOULD YOU Find the next term of the following sequence. 9, 6, 4, ...

User: HOW WOULD YOU Find the common ratio for the following sequence. 27, 9, 3, 1, ...

User: If the sixth term of a sequence is 128 and the common ratio is 2, then what is the first term?

Weegy: The answer is 4. Solution: 4 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 128
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Asked 10/2/2012 8:19:16 AM
Updated 1/25/2015 5:52:54 PM
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The next term of the following sequence: 9, 6, 4, ... is 8/3 .
common ratio = 6/9 = 4/6 = 2/3
next term = 4*2/3 = 8/3


Added 1/20/2015 12:23:41 AM
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Confirmed by jeifunk [1/25/2015 11:06:58 PM]
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The common ratio for the following sequence 27, 9, 3, 1, ... is 1/3 .
common ratio = 9/27 = 3/9 = 1/3

Added 1/25/2015 5:52:54 PM
This answer has been confirmed as correct and helpful.
Confirmed by jeifunk [1/25/2015 11:07:22 PM]
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