Pull Down & Release to Refresh

Math Definitions - Letter G

Geometric Sequence

Definition of Geometric Sequence

A geometric sequence is a type of sequence in which each term is formed by multiplying the preceding term by a given value. The same value is used to multiply each term of the sequence. This value is called the common ratio for the geometric sequence.

For example,

\( 1,3,9,27,81,243,\dots\)
is a geometric sequence. Each number is \(3\) times the number before it, so its common ratio is \(3\).


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.



Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter G

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

You must be logged in as Student to ask a Question.

None just yet!