4,2,1,1/2,1/4 whats the next three numbers in the pattern

8 years agowhat do you think is happening?

8 years agodo u keep multiplying by 2

8 years agowhere does the sequence start? I presume at 4, so the numbers are decreasing

8 years agoit starts at 4 yeah but with the fractions then its going up

8 years agoif you multiply by 2 that would lead to increasing values, because you keep doubling since the numbers are getting smaller, and looks like they are powers of 2, it's not multiplying by two, but dividing by 2

8 years agoyou're right that the the denominator is multiplying by 2, but the numerator does not change from 1 here, so the fractional values are getting smaller and smaller

8 years agoso what do you think comes after 1/4?

8 years ago1/8 because the first one u multiply 1/2 which is the 2 times the bottom one equals the 4 or 1/16 because does it keep multiplying by the bottom number

8 years agonow for the second one u do the same?

8 years agoso 1/8, right? next after 1/8 = ?

8 years ago1/64

8 years ago?

8 years agothat would be squaring the denominator...it's simpler, you identified the multiplying the denominator by 2, so just keep that and apply...

8 years agoso 1/16

8 years agoyes, nice, and finally, the third value? ... (1/4), (1/8), (1/16), _____

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