# geometric progression

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## geometric progression:

see progressionprogression,
in mathematics, sequence of quantities, called terms, in which the relationship between consecutive terms is the same. An arithmetic progression is a sequence in which each term is derived from the preceding one by adding a given number, d,
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## geometric progression

[¦jē·ə¦me·trik prə′gresh·ən]
(mathematics)
A sequence which has the form a, ar, ar 2, ar 3, … .

## geometric progression

a sequence of numbers, each of which differs from the succeeding one by a constant ratio, as 1, 2, 4, 8, …
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The arithmetic sequence has a constant rate of change while the rate of change of the geometric sequence increases or decreases.
2008), the study presented here involved geometric sequences (that is, successive numbers linked by a common ratio).
In the beginning, she expressed some frustration, but after several minutes and as a result of the instructional feedback, she appeared to recall the idea behind geometric sequences and was subsequently able to answer several questions correctly.

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