What is the common ratio in this geometric sequence 3,6,12,24,48
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What is the common ratio in this geometric sequence 3,6,12,24,48
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1. User Answers Noah11012
The common ratio refers to the number that multiplies the previous term to get the next term.
For me, 2 pops out as the answer. Let's test it out.
First, multiply 2 by 3.
3 * 2 = 6
Now we have our second term and it matches up with 6 inĀ 3,6,12,24,48.
Now multiply it again by 2.
6 * 2 = 12
Yup, we can say 2 is the answer to this question.