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## What is the eighth term of the geometric sequence 6, 18, 54

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What is the eighth term of the geometric sequence 6, 18, 54

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2021-08-09T05:52:50+00:00
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Answer:= 4374.

Step-by-step explanation:it is important to understand the pattern hidden in such problem.Let’s give it a try 2, 6, 18, 54 and so on.It can be written as 2, 3*2, 9*2, 27*2 and so on.

This can be further written as2 (1, 3, 9, 27, and so on) as 2 is common in every term.Now if you see the chain 1,3,9, 27 and so….you will see a pattern hidden i.e. 3=1*3 ,9=1*3*3, 27=1*3*3*3 now 27 is the 4th term consist of three 3. So 8th term would consist of seven 3. 8th would be 8th term = 1*3*3*3*3*3*3*3 = 2187 Hence the 8th term for the series 2,6,18,54 would be= 2*2187 = 4374.