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Arithmetic sequences are sequences of numbers which increase or decrease by the same amount each time. The numbers may be integers, fractions or decimals and have a common difference which is found by subtracting consecutive terms of an arithmetic sequence. The common difference can be used to find the next term in the sequence or another missing term. It is sometimes known as the term-to-term rule.
The common difference and the first term can be used to find the general term also known as the nth term of the sequence. The nth term allows us to find any term in the sequence by substituting the term number as the value of n, for example we can work out the 10th term by substituting 10 as the value of n.
The nth term can also be used to check if a number is a term in a sequence by setting the number equal to the nth term and solving the equation. If the solution to the linear equation has an integer solution then the term is in the sequence. If the solution is a decimal then the number is not in the sequence.
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