Use the formula for the sum of the first n terms of a geometric sequence to solve. Find the sum of the first 8 terms of the geometric sequence: -8, -16, -32, -64, -128, . . . .
A. -2003
B. -2040
C. -2060
D. -2038

Find the sum of the first 8 terms of the geometric sequence: -8, -16, -32, -64, -128,is -2040. common ratio = -128/-64 = 2 Sum of first 8 term = -8*(1-2^8)/(1-2) = -8*255/-1 = -2040 .

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Find the sum of the first 8 terms of the geometric sequence: -8, -16, -32, -64, -128,is -2040.

common ratio = -128/-64 = 2

Sum of first 8 term = -8*(1-2^8)/(1-2) = -8*255/-1 = -2040 .

common ratio = -128/-64 = 2

Sum of first 8 term = -8*(1-2^8)/(1-2) = -8*255/-1 = -2040 .

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