Geometric progression calculator
Calculator for tasks related to geometric sequences such as sum of n first elements or calculation of selected n-th term of the progression.

# Beta version#

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# Symbolic algebra

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# What do you want to calculate today?#

 Choose a scenario that best fits your needs I know the first element of the sequence ($a_1$), common ratio of geometric sequence (q) and n and want to calculate the n-th element of the sequence ($a_n$)I know the first element of the sequence ($a_1$), common ratio of geometric sequence (q) and n and want to calculate the sum of first n elements of the sequence ($S_n$)I know the (n+1)-th element of the sequence ($a_{n+1}$) and the n-th element of the sequence ($a_n$) and want to calculate common ratio of geometric sequence (q)I know the (n+1)-th element of the sequence ($a_{n+1}$) and (n-1)-th element of the sequence ($a_{n-1}$) and want to calculate the n-th element of the sequence ($a_n$)

# Calculations data - enter values, that you know here#

 The n-th element of the sequence ($a_n$) => The sum of first n elements of the sequence ($S_n$) => Common ratio of geometric sequence (q)(ratio between succesive sequence elements: $a_{n+1} / a_n$) <= The first element of the sequence ($a_1$) <= N <= The (n+1)-th element of the sequence ($a_{n+1}$) => (n-1)-th element of the sequence ($a_{n-1}$) =>

# Result: the n-th element of the sequence ($a_n$)#

Summary
Used formulaShow source$a_n= a_1+{ q}^{ n-1}$
ResultShow source$2$
Numerical resultShow source$2$
Result step by step
 1 Show source$1+{1}^{1 - 1}$ Power of one number 2 Show source$1+1$ Simplify arithmetic 3 Show source$2$ Result
Numerical result step by step
 1 Show source$2$ Result

# Some facts#

• The geometric sequence is a sequence in which each successive element is r times greater than the previous one:
$a_{n+1} = a_n \cdot r$
where:
• $a_n$ - arbitrarily selected term,
• $a_{n+1}$ - the term just after $a_n$,
• $r$ - common ratio of geometric sequence.
• The above formula should be understood as follows: if I know some element of the geometric sequence ($a_n$) and its common ratio ($d$), then I can calculate the next one ($a_{n + 1}$).
• we can also define a geometric sequence in a slightly different way:
$a_{n} = a_{n-1} \cdot r$
where:
• $a_n$ - arbitrarily selected term (except the first one: $n \neq 1$),
• $a_{n-1}$ - the term just before $a_n$,
• $r$ - the common ratio of geometric sequence.
• Above alternative formula should be understood as follows: if I want to calculate some selected element of the geometric sequence ($a_{n}$), then I need to know the previous one ($a_{n-1})$) and the common ration ($r$).
• It is worth noting that the second formula does not work for the first element ($a_1$). This is because the first term as the only one does not have the previous element.
• In order to uniquely define the geometric sequence, it is enough to know two values:
• the first term $a_1$,
• and the ratio of two consecutive terms $r$, so called common ratio of geometric sequence:
$r = \dfrac{a_{n+1}}{a_n}$
• Geometric sequence is sometimes called a geometric progression.
• If you are interested in the properties of sequences, then you can check out our other calculators: