Find the 59th term of the arithmetic sequence 26, 17, 8,.....?
In an arithmetic sequence, there is a common difference among the terms, or a number you are adding each time you move from term to term.
In 26, 17, 8, ......the common difference is 9. To get to the 59th term, start with the first term, 26, and subtract 9 fiftyeight times. 26 + 58(9) {starting with 26 and subtracting 9 fiftyeight times} = 26  522 {multiplied 58 by 9} = 496 {subtracted} Ask the House
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