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geometric sequence, geometric progression

• a number sequence where successive numbers
are multiplied by the same value each time.
• this value is called the common ratio.
• each number in the sequence is called a term.
• if a negative common ratio is used the terms will
alternate between growing positive and negative values.

2 x2 4 x2 8 x2 16 x2 32 ...
geometric sequence

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