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

# Beta version

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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 difference of arithmetic sequence (d) 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 difference of arithmetic sequence (d) and n and want to calculate the sum of first n elements of the sequence ($S_n$)I know the first element of the sequence ($a_1$), the n-th element of the sequence ($a_n$) 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 difference of arithmetic sequence (d)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 difference of arithmetic sequence (d)(the difference of successive 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$a_n= a_1+\left( n-1\right)\cdot d$
ResultShow source$1$
Numerical resultShow source$1$
Result step by step
 1 Show source$1+\left(1 - 1\right)\cdot1$ Multiply by one 2 Show source$1+\left(1 - 1\right)$ Simplify arithmetic 3 Show source$1+0$ Removed adding zero 4 Show source$1$ Result
Numerical result step by step
 1 Show source$1$ Result

# Some facts

• The 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.
• 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.
• 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:
$d = a_{n+1} - a_n$
• 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: