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In a certain sequence, the first term is -4, and every term thereafter

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In a certain sequence, the first term is -4, and every term thereafter is defined by \(2 * |x| * \frac{1}{2}\), where x = preceding term. What is the sum of the first 300 terms?


A. It cannot be determined from the information given.

B. 0

C. 1186

D. 1192

E. 1200

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In a certain sequence, the first term is -4, and every term thereafter  [#permalink]

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2*|x|*(1/2) = |x|

First term = - 4
Second term = |-4| = 4
Third term = |4| = 4
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300th term = 4

Sum of last 299 terms + first term

=299*4 + (-4)
=1192

Hence, D.
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