Quandaries
and Queries 

What is the nth term?... Like what is it?, How do I find it?, and how exactly is used?... I'm a grade 11 student in a advanced grade 12 mathematics class, I have yet to take a grade 11 mathematics course, and I'm stuck. 

Hi Alex, By "the nth term" of a sequence we mean an expression that will allow us to calculate the term that is in the nth position of the sequence. For example consider the sequence
The pattern is easy to see.
In this sequence the nth term is 2n. What about this one?
Here the terms are
In this case the nth term is 3^{n} . Sometimes it is not as easy to find an expression for the nth term
I got this by adding the two sequences above
Now that you see it you can write the nth term. It is 2n + 3^{n}. Penny 

