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# In a sequence of numbers in which each term after the first

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In a sequence of numbers in which each term after the first team is 1 more than twice the preceding term, what is the fifth temr?
(1) the first term is 1
(2) the sixth term minus the fifth term is 32
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31 May 2007, 06:58
Jamesk486 wrote:
In a sequence of numbers in which each term after the first team is 1 more than twice the preceding term, what is the fifth temr?
(1) the first term is 1
(2) the sixth term minus the fifth term is 32

(D) Either.

The sequence is something like [k, 2k+1], note that k is the only unknown in the sequence.
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31 May 2007, 10:28
I say (D) as well... however if you work out the numbers, both terms you list contradict each other, something that wouldn't happen on the GMAT... where is this question from?
31 May 2007, 10:28
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