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Which of the following sequences is not an arithmetic sequence?

A:1,2,3,4,5 B:35,41,47,53,60 C:2,4,8,16,32 D:42,35,28,21,14

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    B is not an arithmetic sequence.

    35+6 = 41

    41+6 = 47

    47+6 = 53

    53+7 = 60

    hence the last one is off the sequence.

  • 1 decade ago


    The numbers here all follow a pattern except the last number.

    As such, it cannot qualify as a sequence.

    A and D are sequences which can be classified as Arithmetic Progressions. Here the difference between consecutive elements remains constant.

    C is a sequence which can be classified as Geometric Progression. Here the ratio of consecutive elements remains constant in a sequence.

  • 4 years ago

    sure, both sequences are. The definition is: "An mathematics sequence is a chain in which each and every time period differs from the previous one by a similar fixed huge style." contained in the first case, the fixed huge style is -5. contained in the 2d case, the large style is 3.

  • 1 decade ago

    C is a geometric sequence. This sequence is formed by multiplying the previous number by 2. The other sequences are formed by adding numbers.

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  • 1 decade ago

    B is the answer.

    A is sequential by ones

    B increases by 6 everytime except the last

    C each number doubles

    D Each number is a decreasing multiple of 7

  • 1 decade ago

    B and C are not arithmatic. In B, last two terms difference is 7 whereas common difference of other terms is only 6. And C is geometric progression.

  • 1 decade ago

    well there is a linear pattern for A, C, D.

    But not for B. At least no apparent pattern from the selected range of numbers u provided.

    My answer is B.

  • 1 decade ago

    c is not arithmetic, it's got a pattern that multiplies instead of adds

  • 1 decade ago

    Ans is B

  • 1 decade ago


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