OpenStudy (anonymous):

Generalize the pattern by using the nth term, beginning with n=1 16,8,4,2

3 years ago
OpenStudy (aum):

This is a geometric sequence with common ratio of 1/2. The nth term of a geometric sequence is given by the formula: $$\large a_n = a_1r^{n-1}$$ where $$\large a_1$$ is the first term and $$\large r$$ is the common ratio.

3 years ago