As the name suggests, an arithmetico-geometric sequence is formed by the combination of an arithmetic and a geometric progression.

What is an arithmetico-goemtric sequence?

An arithmetico-geometric sequence is a sequence of numbers, each number of which is formed by multiplying the corresponding numbers of an arithmetic progression and a geometric progression.

For example,

On multiplying each corresponding number of the above arithmetic and geometric progressions, we get the following numbers:

General form or standard form of an arithmetico-geometric sequence

Let an

This is the general form (or standard form) of an arithmetico-geometric sequence.

General term of an arithmetico geometric sequence

What is an arithmetico-goemtric sequence?

An arithmetico-geometric sequence is a sequence of numbers, each number of which is formed by multiplying the corresponding numbers of an arithmetic progression and a geometric progression.

For example,

- an
**arithmetic progression**is 2, 5, 8, 11, ... - and a
**geometric progression**is 2, 4, 8, 16 ...

On multiplying each corresponding number of the above arithmetic and geometric progressions, we get the following numbers:

4, 20, 64, 176, ...In the above arithmetico-geometric sequence,

- the first number 4 is obtained by multiplying the first numbers of the arithmetic and geometric progressions above: 2 x 2 = 4
- the second number 20 is obtained by multiplying the first numbers of the arithmetic and geometric progressions above: 5 x 4 = 20
- and so on...

General form or standard form of an arithmetico-geometric sequence

Let an

**arithmetic progression**be represented as follows:a, a + d, a + 2d, a + 3d, ...and let a

**geometric progression**be represented as follows:1, r, rThen, the corresponding arithmetico-geometric sequence is formed by multiplying each corresponding terms of the above two progressions as follows:^{2}, r^{3}, ...

General form of arithmetico-geometric sequence: a, (a + d)r, (a + 2d)r^{2}, (a + 3d)r^{3}, ... |

General term of an arithmetico geometric sequence

As discussed above, each term of an arithmetico-geometric sequence is formed by multiplying the corresponding terms of an arithmetic and a geometric sequence.

Thus, since the general term of an arithmetic progression is

T_{n}= a + (n - 1)d

and the general term of a geometric progression is

T_{n}= r^{(n - 1)}

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ReplyDelete2,4,6,8 is not geometric progression

ReplyDeleteCorrected it... meant it to be 2, 4, 8, 16. Thank you for pointing that out.

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ReplyDeleteNice..... i like the way of explaination

ReplyDeleteThanks for the explanation, friendly blogger!

ReplyDeletea) Please consider deleting the "1" and writing an "r" instead. (The parasitic "1" appears after the sentence "and let a geometric progression be represented as follows").

b) Please consider inserting the missing r's in both the image and description of the General Form.

Have a nice day!

Thanks for your comment! I would like to point out that the '1' is the first term of the geometric progression. It gets multiplied with the first term of the arithmetic progression (which is 'a') so we get `a * 1 = a` as the first term of the arithemetico-geometric progression.

DeleteHowever, I missed writing the first term of the arithemetico-geometric progression in the image, which I have now corrected above.

Anyway, glad you read the whole thing :)