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# Some facts

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**arithmetic sequence**is the sequence in which each successive element**differs from the previous one by a fixed value d**:

$a_{n+1} = a_n + d$where:

- $a_n$ - arbitrarily selected term,

- $a_{n+1}$ - the term just after $a_n$,

- $d$ - common difference of arithmetic sequence.

- $a_n$ - arbitrarily selected term,
- The above formula should be understood as follows:
*if I know some element of the arithmetic sequence ($a_n$) and its difference ($r$), then I can calculate the next one ($a_{n + 1}$)*. - The above formula can be also formulated as below:

$a_{n} = a_{n-1} + d$where:

- $a_n$ - arbitrarily selected term (except the first one: $n \neq 1$),

- $a_{n-1}$ - the term just before $a_n$,

- $d$ - the common difference of arithmetic sequence.

- $a_n$ - arbitrarily selected term (except the first one: $n \neq 1$),
- Above alternative formula should be understood as follows:
*if I want to calculate some selected element of the arithmetic sequence ($a_{n}$), then I need to know the previous one ($a_{n-1})$) and the common difference ($d$)*. - 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 arithmetic sequence, it is enough to know two values:

- the first term $a_1$,

- and the difference between two consecutive terms $d$, so called
**common difference of arithmetic sequence**:

$d = a_{n+1} - a_n$

- the first term $a_1$,
- Arithmetic sequence is sometimes called an
**arithmetic progression**. - If you are interested in the properties of sequences, then you can check out our other calculators:

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