Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - Concept Byte - Page 454: 27


No, zero cannot be a term of a geometric sequence where the first three terms are not zero.

Work Step by Step

This is not possible because, if one of the terms were zero, then all the terms before it would have to be zero, as well. To get a product of zero, one of the factors beforehand would have to be zero.
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