What Is a Geometric Pattern in Math?


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A geometric pattern refers to a sequence of numbers created by multiplying a specific value or number by the value of its previous one. As long as there are more than two numbers in the pattern, multiplication can be used to continue the pattern or find any missing numbers.

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For example, in the geometric pattern 8, 16, 32, 64 and so on, 2 is the multiplier, and every successive term in the sequence is obtained by multiplying the previous term by 2. In general, a geometric pattern can be represented as: {a, ar, ar^2, ar^3...ar^n}, where "a" is the first term and "r" is the multiplier between each term.

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