## Exam-Style Question on Sequences## A mathematics exam-style question with a worked solution that can be revealed gradually |

Question id: 100. This question is similar to one that appeared on an IB Studies paper in 2014. The use of a calculator is allowed.

Consider the number sequence where \(u_1=500, u_2=519, u_3=538\) and \(u_4=557\) etc.

(a) Find the value of \(u_{30}\)

(b) Find the sum of the first 12 terms of the sequence:

$$\sum_{n=1}^{12} u_n $$Another number sequence is defined where \(w_1=4, w_2=8, w_3=16\) and \(w_4=32\) etc.

(c) Find the exact value of \(w_{10}\).

(d) Find the sum of the first 9 terms of this sequence.

\(k\) is the smallest value of \(n\) for which \(w_n\) is greater than \(u_n\).

(e) Calculate the value of \(k\).

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