Geometric Series Practice Problems

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geometric series formula

Problem 1: Find the sum of the first nine (9) terms of the geometric series if {a_1} = 1 and r=2.

Answer

511


Problem 2: Find the sum of the first ten (10) terms of the geometric series if {a_1} = 4 and r = {\large- {1 \over 2}}.

Answer

\Large{{341} \over {128}}


Problem 3: Find the sum of the first eight (8) terms of the geometric sequence.

- 1,2, - 4,…

Answer

85


Problem 4: Find the sum of the first six (6) terms of the geometric sequence.

18,6,2,…

Answer

\Large{{728} \over {27}}


Problem 5: Find the sum of the first seven (7) terms of the geometric series

2 + 8 + 32 + …

Answer

10,922


Problem 6: Find the sum of the first six (6) terms of the geometric series.

- 6 + 4 - {8 \over 3} + …

Answer

- {{266} \over {81}}


Problem 7: Find the sum of the geometric series below.

1 + 4 + 16 + … + 1024

Answer

1,365


Problem 8: Find the sum of the geometric series below.

- 3 + 6 - 12 + … - 768

Answer

-513


Problem 9: Evaluate the given geometric series.

{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^6 {2\left( {{1 \over 2}} \right)} ^{n - 1}}

Answer

\Large{{63} \over {16}}


Problem 10: Evaluate the given geometric series.

{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^7 {64\left( { - {1 \over 4}} \right)} ^{n - 1}}

Answer

\Large{{3,277} \over {64}}