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What does AP stand for?

AP stands for Arithmetic Progression

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I found these, all in Webster's 3rd Unabridged: REVIOLATES (common difference = 9) SPONDYLIUM (12) MISSIONARY (15) GERUNDIVES (16) I note that she didn't consider words where the common difference is negative, such as USABLE, which has U=21, S+A=20, B+L+E = 19, forming an arithmetic progression with common difference -1.
[FIGURE 1 OMITTED] Using the sum of an arithmetic progression with common difference 1, it can be shown that the nth triangular number is given by T (n) = n(n + 1)/2 Ask your students to draw the square numbers and write down the formula for them [S(n) = [n.
a) The size of the optotypes in PANEL I is 5x4 but in PANEL II they are 5x5 b) The optotypes follow a logarithmic progression in PANEL I but an arithmetic progression in PANEL II c) There is less crowding with the optotypes in PANEL I compared to PANEL II d) The optotypes in PANEL I are suitable for children under 4 years of age but PANEL II are not 10.