# Resources tagged with: Geometric sequences

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Broad Topics > Patterns, Sequences and Structure > Geometric sequences ### Clickety Click

##### Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

What is the sum of: 6 + 66 + 666 + 6666 ............+ 666666666...6 where there are n sixes in the last term? ### Summing Geometric Progressions

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Watch the video to see how to sum the sequence. Can you adapt the method to sum other sequences? ### Converging Product

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In the limit you get the sum of an infinite geometric series. What about an infinite product (1+x)(1+x^2)(1+x^4)... ? ### Binary Squares

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If a number N is expressed in binary by using only 'ones,' what can you say about its square (in binary)? ### Vanishing Point

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How can visual patterns be used to prove sums of series? ### Sixty-seven Squared

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Evaluate these powers of 67. What do you notice? Can you convince someone what the answer would be to (a million sixes followed by a 7) squared? ### Clickety Click and All the Sixes

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What is the sum of: 6 + 66 + 666 + 6666 ............+ 666666666...6 where there are n sixes in the last term? ### Sum the Series

##### Age 16 to 18

This article by Alex Goodwin, age 18 of Madras College, St Andrews describes how to find the sum of 1 + 22 + 333 + 4444 + ... to n terms. ### Generally Geometric

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Generalise the sum of a GP by using derivatives to make the coefficients into powers of the natural numbers. ### Proof Sorter - Geometric Series

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Can you correctly order the steps in the proof of the formula for the sum of a geometric series? ### Ruler

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The interval 0 - 1 is marked into halves, quarters, eighths ... etc. Vertical lines are drawn at these points, heights depending on positions. What happens as this process goes on indefinitely? ### Golden Fibs

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When is a Fibonacci sequence also a geometric sequence? When the ratio of successive terms is the golden ratio! ### Double Trouble

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A circle is inscribed in an equilateral triangle. Smaller circles touch it and the sides of the triangle, the process continuing indefinitely. What is the sum of the areas of all the circles? ### Production Equation

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Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space? ### Geometric Parabola

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Explore what happens when you draw graphs of quadratic equations with coefficients based on a geometric sequence. ### Sierpinski Triangle

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What is the total area of the triangles remaining in the nth stage of constructing a Sierpinski Triangle? Work out the dimension of this fractal. ### Von Koch Curve

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Make a poster using equilateral triangles with sides 27, 9, 3 and 1 units assembled as stage 3 of the Von Koch fractal. Investigate areas & lengths when you repeat a process infinitely often. ### Squaring the Circle and Circling the Square

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If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction. ### Tiny Nines

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What do you notice about these families of recurring decimals?