This video is a walkthrough of finding the nth term …. please do

– stop the video

– work through the questions

– compare your solutions

I hope the video helps and please do leave a comment – thanks!

Download a copy of the questions here: QT Sequences

Here’s a copy of the written answers: QT Sequences ANSWERS

Here’s the questions:

1. The first four terms in a sequence are 7 13 19 25

Write down the next two terms in the sequence.

Explain how you got your answer.

2. The nth term of a sequence is 4n + 4

Find the first two terms of this sequence

Is 32 a term in the sequence? Show how you got your answer.

3. The nth term of a sequence is n2 + 5

Find the first three terms of the sequence Find the 12th term in the sequence.

4. Here are the first five terms of a sequence 32 26 20 14 8

Find the first negative term in the sequence

Is -30 a term in the sequence? Give a reason for your answer.

5. The first 5 terms of an arithmetic sequence are 5 7 9 11 13

Find an expression, in terms of n, for the nth term of this sequence

6. The first 5 terms of an arithmetic sequence are 0 -2 -4 -6 -8

Find an expression, in terms of n, for the nth term of this sequence

Here’s the timestamp:

0:00 Intro

0:30 Question 1

1:19 Question 2

2:50 Question 3

4:27 Question 4

6:09 Question 5

7:20 Question 6

These types of questions appear in all the main GCSE exam boards – Edexcel, AQA, OCR and Educas – and are fairly common for non calculator papers.

**Top Tips!**

- Always work methodically and show your working
- Why is that information in the first few lines?
- Check your calculations
- Is it a reasonable answer?

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