Precalculus (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32197-907-9
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Chapter 12 - Sequences; Induction; the Binomial Theorem - 12.2 Arithmetic Sequences - 12.2 Assess Your Understanding - Page 814: 23


$a_n=n\sqrt2.$ Therefore $a_{51}=51\sqrt2.$

Work Step by Step

We know that $a_n=a_1+(n-1)d.$ where $d$=common difference and $a_1$= the first term Hence, here we have $a_n=\sqrt2+(n-1)\cdot(\sqrt2)\\=n\sqrt2.$ Therefore $a_{51}=51\sqrt2.$
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