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# In a sequence of 19 numbers, each term except for the first one is

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In a sequence of 19 numbers, each term except for the first one is greater than the previous term by 9. If the last term in the sequence is 200, what is the first term in the sequence?

A. 9
B. 10
C. 20
D. 29
E. 38

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18 Sep 2016, 16:29
In a sequence of 19 numbers, each term except for the first one is greater than the previous term by 9. If the last term in the sequence is 200, what is the first term in the sequence?

A. 9
B. 10
C. 20
D. 29
E. 38

200-9(19-1)=38
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The sequence is a simple Arithmetic Progression.
$$T_n = A + (n-1)d$$'
A is the first term.
$$200 = A + (19-1) * 9$$
A = 200 - 162
A = 38
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