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# What is the third geometric mean if three geometric means are inserted between 1 and 256?

A. 64
B. 32
C. 16
D. 4

This question is part of Quiz on Mathematics 10
Asked by Bernsaquino, Last updated: Jun 07, 2019

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The correct answer to this question is A, 64. To find a geometric mean, the current ratio must first be found. Symbolized by the variable r, the common ratio is the constant between the numbers provided. The equation r squared n-1 = an/ a1.

Plugging in the information we have been given, and the equation turns into r 5-1 equals 256/1. 5-1 equals four, and 256 divided by 1 are 256. This makes r4 = 256. Then, we would square root 256 by 4, which equals 4 or r = 4. So, with knowing 4, and inserting three geometric means between 1 and 256, the third would be 64. 1, ____, ____, ____, 256 or 1, 4, 16, 64, 256.

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