What's the 40th term of the sequence: 27, 32, 37, 42, ...... ?
This is an arithmetic sequence, where there is a common difference of 5.
In other words, you are adding 5 each time you jump from term to term. To find the 40th term, start with the first term, 27, and add 5 on, 39 more times. 40th term = 27 + 5(40  1) {starting with 27, add 5 on, 39 times} = 27 + 5(39) = 27 + 195 = 222 The 40th term is 222 Ask Algebra House
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