Alissa Fong

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Arithmetic Sequences - Problem 9

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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Many jobs have regular salary increases. That means you get hired at an initial yearly amount, and then it increases steadily some fixed amount each year. (If it increases a fixed percent each year, you would use a geometric sequence.) Here, we use a starting salary and known fixed raise to find how much a chef would make after a certain number of years, and how long it would take him/her to earn a given amount. If you wanted the sum of his/her earnings over time, you'd use an arithmetic series formula.

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